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Junko Tabei Masters the Mountains
Children's - 3rd-7th Grade, Age 8-12 
128 p. ; 
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Junko Tabei of Japan is an intrepid young woman who loves climbing mountains. As a college student in Tokyo, she joins a post-war club of climbers and hones her mountaineering skills. After time she creates to an all-girls group and befriends Rumie, another female climber. Every weekend she and Rumie pursue multiple peaks at creative angles. While climbing with Rumie, a very famous climber notices Junko, and they fall in love. Throughout the years she and Masanobu marry and climb together until one day Junko is invited to join the first women’s group to climb Mt. Everest! Unfortunately, an avalanche cripples the group, and Junko is the only one to reach Everest’s summit. For the rest of her life Junko climbs peaks around the world and espouses causes for young people to climb and to protect the environment. This is a fictionalized retelling of her life.
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Follow mountaineer Junko Tabei on her journey to be the first woman to summit Mount Everest.
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