The Last Black King of the Kentucky Derby

By Booklist

Hubbard’s text is richly informative and filled with exciting sensory details. . . . The stirring scenes of horses streaking down the track, hooves pounding through clouds of dust, will easily capture children’s attention. The background history of discrimination and African Americans in horse-racing history, spelled out in the foreword and expanded on throughout the text, adds even more heft and curricular ties to Wink’s personal story, which is helpfully summarized in an afterward. A solid introduction to a fascinating subject.