Sportswriters agree that Bobbie Rosenfeld may be Canada’s greatest female athlete of the twentieth century. But her popularity was due to more than athletic brilliance; she was admired for her honesty and sense of fair play.
This reads as much as a social history of Ontario as biography, with Rosenfeld—woman, Jew and athlete—as a rallying point.
This book can be read by children nine and up, but will also be enjoyed by adult fans of sports, history, and biography.
In chronicling Rosenfeld’s life for today’s children, Dublin employs a tone and language which makes her story timeless.
Dublin not only tells the story of Bobbie Rosenfeld but provides an impressive history of Canadian women’s sports.
An excellent choice and would be inspirational for both young men and women whether they are athletes or not.
Dublin provides a wealth of contextual detail about Canada and women in the early twentieth century.
A very enjoyable read about a woman whose humour, political savvy and inspiring athleticism should be known to students of all ages.
It is short, easy to read, but more importantly, is worth the time.
Dublin's laudatory text and many photographs will also help to keep the memory of this exceptional athlete alive.