The untold true story of runner Maureen Wilton, whose world record-breaking marathon time at age thirteen was met first with misogyny and controversy, but ultimately with triumph.
Rachel Swaby and Kit Fox produced the Runner's World podcast "Human Race," where Little Mo's story was first told. Rachel is the author of Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science-and the World (a Random House adult title) as well as its middle-grade version, Trailblazers: 33 Women in Science Who Changed the World, and Kit is a magazine editor.
"A story lost to history illuminates the unique way sports supports feminism . . . A story about what running really is: competing with other runners and not against them." --Kirkus Reviews "The book transports readers to an era of discrimination against women in organized sports and illustrates its effects on one girl's life. . .This involving story is well worth reading." --Booklist "[A] thorough, fascinating biography." --Publishers Weekly "Facts and statistics are seamlessly integrated in this title that will be especially appealing to sports aficionados and students of women's history. Recommended for all middle grade collections." --School Library Journal