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.