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The Last Black King of the Kentucky Derby: The Story of Jimmy Winkfield

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4.1 out of 5
Based on 40 Ratings and 15 Reviews

Book Description
Born into an African American sharecropping family in 1880s Kentucky, Jimmy Winkfield grew up loving horses. The large, powerful animals inspired little Jimmy to think big. Looking beyond his family's farm, he longed for a life riding on action-packed racetracks around the world. Like his hero, the great Isaac Murphy, Jimmy 'Wink' Winkfield would stop at nothing to make it as a jockey. Though his ... More
Book Information
PublisherLee & Low Books
BindingHardcover (2 editions)
Reading LevelAges 4-8
# of Pages40
Publication Date09/01/2008
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About Crystal Hubbard (Author) : Crystal Hubbard is a published author of children's books. Published credits of Crystal Hubbard include The Last Black King of the Kentucky Derby and Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl's Bas... more
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About Robert McGuire (Illustrator) : Robert McGuire is a published illustrator of children's books. Published credits of Robert McGuire include The Last Black King of the Kentucky Derby, Amelia Earhart: Female Pioneer in Flight (Biograph... more
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