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Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist, Cline-Ransome, Lesa
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Author Name:    Cline-Ransome, Lesa

Title:   Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Atheneum Books for Young Readers 

ISBN Number:   0689831595 / 9780689831591

Seller ID:   ING9780689831591

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Marshall Taylor could ride his bike forward, backward, even perched on the handlebars. When his stunts landed him a job at the famous Indiana bike shop Hay and Willits, folks were amazed that a thirteen-year-old black boy in 1891 could be such a crackerjack cyclist.
How little Marshall Taylor -- through dedication, undeniable talent, and daring speed -- transformed himself into the extraordinary Major Taylor is chronicled in this inspiring biography. Here is the story of a kid who turned pro at the age of eighteen, went on to win the world championship title just three years later, and battled racism and the odds to become a true American hero.



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