She rides like the Wind – The Story of Alfonsina Strada

Joan Negrescolor


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  • Ab 3 Jahren
  • Gestalten Verlag
  • 2020
  • ISBN 9783899558531
  • 48 Seiten
  • Hardcover
  • 28.5 × 22 × 1.1 cm

A Real Story of Female Empowerment Through Pedaling. She Rides Like the Wind is the story of Alfonsina Strada, a woman who loved to ride her bicycle, but had to fight hard for her dream.She was considered the “devil in her skirt” and “queen of pedals”: Italian cycling icon Alfonsina Strada made a lot of headlines in the 1920s when she competed in the prestigious Giro d’Italia bike race – despite the rules because only men were allowed to participate. The story of this extraordinary, courageous woman tells as fast as the wind: about her childhood in the Italian province, her love of cycling, her longing for freedom and an impressive career. The multi-award-winning Spanish illustrator and writer Joan Negrescolor presents with his colorfully illustrated picture book a plea for overcoming gender stereotypes.

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