The Last Black King of the Kentucky Derby

By A Wrung Sponge

This fascinating picture book for middle and upper grades tells the life of Jimmy “Wink” Winkfield, the last Black jockey to win the Kentucky Derby. . . . The illustrations are vibrant and exciting. My two young boys are enthralled by the action and the thrill of the races. Older readers will be interested in the issues of racism, justice and equity. School Library Journal reviewer Diane Chen found the need to do further research with her students when they responded with pressing questions about the limitations racism forced on Wink Winkfield . . . that’s the sign of a really good book doing its job! - A Wrunge Sponge