Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Sharon Kinney Hanson  

Pen Name: Sharon Kinney-Hanson

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: 1942 in East St. Louis, Illinois

-- Sharon Kinney Hanson on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

She was born in East St. Louis, Illinois and graduated from Southern Illinois University.

Biographical and Professional Information

Sharon Kinney Hanson was a member of the literary advisory committee at the Missouri Arts Council from 2001-2002. She also worked as managing editor for Sheba Review Publishing and as an instructor at Columbia College.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Art museums and galleries in Missouri :
ISBN: 0961062606. OCLC Number:

Sheba Review,. Jefferson City :. ©1983.

Katy Trail :
ISBN: 0961062630. OCLC Number:

Sheba Review Pub.,. Jefferson City, Mo. :. ©1992.

The life of Helen Stephens :
ISBN: 0809325594. OCLC Number:

Southern Illinois University Press,. Carbondale, Ill. :. ©2004.

"A teenaged Helen Stephens stunned the crowd at the 1936 Berlin Olympics when she emerged from obscurity to run the 100 meters in 11.5 seconds, setting a world record that wouldn't be beaten for twenty-four years. But her career and her notoriety didn't peak there. She sued Look magazine for insinuating she was a man and won. She was the first woman to own and manage a basketball team and went on to actively participate in the sporting world as a coach, a mentor, and a senior competitor. At the time of her death in 1994, she had set the record for the longest athletic career in the world."

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