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Jackie Joyner-Kersee

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Published by Little, Brown in Boston, MA .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Joyner-Kersee, Jacqueline, 1962- -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Joyner-Kersee, Jacqueline, 1962-,
    • Women track and field athletes -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Track and field athletes.,
    • African Americans -- Biography.,
    • Women -- Biography.

    • About the Edition

      A biography of the Olympic gold medalist and world champion in both the long jump and the heptathlon.

      Edition Notes

      Statementby Neil Cohen.
      GenreJuvenile literature., Biography, Biography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGV697.J69 C65 1992
      The Physical Object
      Pagination124 p. :
      Number of Pages124
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1562353M
      ISBN 100316150479
      LC Control Number91043796
      OCLC/WorldCa25007628


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