Her Fearless Run: Kathrine Switzer's Historic Boston Marathon

Kim Chaffee (Author) Ellen Rooney (Illustrator)

Product Details

$17.99  $16.55
Page Street Kids
Publish Date
April 02, 2019
10.1 X 0.4 X 11.6 inches | 1.3 pounds

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About the Author

Kim Chaffee, a life-long New Englander and debut author, is a former second-grade teacher now focusing on writing and being a mom. She holds a BA in history anda master's in education. In addition to blogging about picture books for parents, teachers, and writers, she runs as well as organizes a local annual race. She lives with her family in New Hampshire. Ellen Rooney grew up watching the Boston Marathon and now spends her time as an illustrator and designer. She has her BFA from the University of Victoria. Apainter, printmaker, collage artist, and debut picture book illustrator, she now resides in British Columbia, Canada, with her husband.


*"Fearless indeed. A biography that goes the distance!" --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

*"Chaffee's effective telling of Switzer's iconic story emphasizes persistence, ambition, and discipline... Rooney's bright, straightforward illustrations, mixed media renders dramatic moments small (cutting sneakers to accommodate training-swollen toes) and large (the rage-twisted face of the race official), amplifying the empowering message." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Students will enjoy reading about this remarkable woman who was determined to prove that girls are just as capable as boys. An empowering story that belongs in all picture book biography sections." --School Library Journal

"[Her Fearless Run] is a perfect complement to Pimental's Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon... Rooney's mixed-media collage composition and vivid color choice convey both the pure joy of running throughout the seasons and the steely determination in Switzer's piercing blue eyes." --BCCB