Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist

Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist

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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.

Author: Cline-Ransome, Lesa

Language: English | Copyright: 2004


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  • cyclist
  • billow
  • taunt
  • marvel
  • prevail
  • handlebars
  • unheard
  • stately
  • whirlwind
  • elaborate


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