The Match­less Six: The Sto­ry of Canada’s First Wom­an’s Olympic Team

Ron Hotchkiss
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By – June 15, 2012
This is a thor­ough his­to­ry of Canada’s first female Olympic heroes, the track and field team who com­pet­ed in Ams­ter­dam in 1928. One mem­ber of the team was Fan­ny (“Bob­bie”) Rosen­feld, a Jew­ish ath­lete whose life was chron­i­cled in 2004 by Anne Dublin of the Asso­ci­a­tion of Jew­ish Libraries (Bob­bie Rosen­feld, The Olympian Who Could Do Every­thing, Sec­ond Sto­ry Press). How­ev­er, despite Rosenfeld’s pres­ence on the team, Hotchkiss’ book has no Jew­ish con­tent. It is an excel­lent resource for those inter­est­ed in Cana­di­ana or the his­to­ry of women in sports, but is not of spe­cial inter­est for Juda­ic col­lec­tions. Ages 10 – 15

Hei­di Estrin is librar­i­an for the Feld­man Chil­dren’s Library at Con­gre­ga­tion B’nai Israel in Boca Raton, FL. She is a past chair of the Syd­ney Tay­lor Book Award Com­mit­tee for the Asso­ci­a­tion of Jew­ish Libraries.

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