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About the Resources

Written by veteran educators for educators, our Teacher and Discussion Guides are ready for use in your classroom or at your next book club. Our Teacher Guides include differentiated activities, links to additional resources, and ideas for multi-disciplinary extension activities for use with a variety of our titles.

Imprint/Ages: CubHouse, Ages 8 and younger

Subject: Language Arts

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About the Book

Written and Illustrated by Joel Christian Gill

Fast Enough combines the fictional imagining of a pivotal moment in the childhood of African-American motorcycle legend Bessie Stringfield with additional biographical information about her adult life. In the first part of this boldly illustrated book, Bessie longs to ride her bike with the boys, despite being repeatedly told that she is not strong enough or fast enough. She asks her mother whether girls can ride bikes and ride them fast. Her mother suggests consulting the ultimate authority, “The Man Upstairs”.

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