Helen Stephens did not let a little thing like her school’s lack of girls’ sports and coaches stop her from matching the world record for the 50-yard dash when she was only fifteen. At the Olympics, she was only allowed to enter three events because she was a woman, but that didn’t stop her from winning two gold medals. Though a woman had never run a professional basketball team before, that didn’t stop Helen from creating and managing The Helen Stephens Olympic Co-Eds. Nothing could stop the Fulton Flash from achieving her dreams.
This book is included in the nonfiction book series, Notable Missourians, for young readers in grades 4 to 6 about people who contributed to Missouri’s history or culture and who were born or lived in Missouri.
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