Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist
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. In this eBook with audio, discover 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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - chrisriggleman - LibraryThing
A boy went from simply delivering the newspaper on his bicycle to being the best cyclist in the world. Marshall got his nickname "Major" because he did tricks in front of the Hay and Willits Bicycle ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - matthewbloome - LibraryThing
I'd never heard of Major Taylor before this book (like many people, I suspect) but what a wonderful story. Read full review