June 15, 2015

Water ballet

Mermaid Queen: The Spectacular True Story of Annette Kellerman, Who Swam Her Way to Fame, Fortune, & Swimsuit History
by Shana Corey

In 1903, female athletes were rare and female swimming even rarer. After all, it's impossible to swim if you're wearing stockings, bloomers, dresses, and corsets! Along came Annette Kellerman, who believed that swimming was the best sport in the world. Her elegant dips and dives and whirls enchanted audiences as much as her racing suits scandalized them.

A trailblazer, Annette's story is told with appropriately twirly pictures and curly fonts mimicking the allure of the waves. Very effervescent!

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