By Sue Stauffacher

When Tillie Anderson got here to the USA, all she had used to be a needle. So she bought herself a task in a tailor store and waited for a dream to discover her. someday, a guy sped through on a bicycle. She used to be instructed "bicycles will not be for ladies," yet from then on, Tillie dreamed of riding--not sleek determine eights, yet quickly, hot, racy using! and he or she knew that could not be performed in a posh lady's costume. . . . With hard education and her (shocking!) new outfits, Tillie grew to become the women's bicycle-riding champion of the world.
Sue Stauffacher's vigorous textual content and Sarah McMenemy's fascinating illustrations catch the power of America's bicycle craze and inform the tale of 1 girl who would not allow society's expectancies cease her from reaching her dream.

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Not the slow and stately sort of riding. No, Tillie dreamed of the speedy, scorchy, racy kind of riding. If Tillie insisted on a bicycle, her mother suggested that she ride like the other young ladies did, making slow, graceful figure eights or completing circles around a maypole. ” But Tillie had other ideas. I’m too weak to ride for long, she thought. So every day after work, she pedaled for half an hour in the fresh air, lifted dumbbells, and swung Indian clubs over her head. There was just one other problem.

I am particularly grateful to author Heather Drieth for her articles on Tillie. com. org. S. An Ode for Tillie When Tillie Rides Her Wheel A whiz, a whir, A dazzling blur, A flash of yellow hair, A firm-set face, A whirlwind pace, A wheel that splits the air! Too slow our eyes— So fast she flies Around the tilted curve With wheel a-cant At dizzy slant To catch her swooping swerve! — She swings into the lead; She holds her place In maddest race, As tireless as her steed! The goal in sight— How wild her flight, And how our senses reel To see her rush And hear the hush When Tillie rides her wheel!

Would this be the end of Tillie’s lightning-fast career? Not if Phillip could help it. Phillip had quit his racing career to become Tillie’s manager. He paced her on rides. He cheered her on. He counted her push-ups. Back in Chicago, Phillip encouraged Tillie to enter an even more difficult eighteen-hour race. Around and around the track, three hours a day for six days at dizzying speeds. Even though everyone knew she was the fastest racer, the organizers put Tillie in a racing group with the slowest cyclists.

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