Wilma Rudolph / written by Ma Isabel Sánchez Vegara ; illustrated by Amelia Flower.
Publication year: 2019
Publisher: London : Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2019.
ISBN: 9781786037503 (hbk.) :
New in the critically acclaimed 'Little People, Big Dreams' series, discover the life of Wilma Rudolph, the remarkable sprinter and Olympic champion. Wilma was born into a family with 22 brothers and sisters, in the segregated South. She contracted polio in her early years and her doctors said she would never walk again. But Wilma persisted with treatment, and she recovered her strength by the age of 12. At school, Wilma showed a talent for basketball and sprinting, earning the nickname 'Skeeter' (mosquito) as she ran so fast. Wilma was in college when she went to the 1960 Olympics. She not only won gold in sprint events, but also broke world records with her sprinting skill.
Series: Little people, big dreams
30 unnumbered pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 25 cm.
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