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The Quickest Kid in Clarksville

It's the day before the big parade. Alta can only think about one thing: Wilma Rudolph, three-time Olympic gold medalist. She'll be riding on a float tomorrow. See, Alta is the quickest kid in Clarksville, Tennessee, just like Wilma once was. It doesn't matter that Alta's shoes have holes because Wilma came from hard times, too.

But what happens when a new girl with shiny new shoes comes along and challenges Alta to a race? Will she still be the quickest kid? The Quickest Kid in Clarksville is a timeless story of dreams, determination, and the power of friendship.

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"A story about teamwork and perseverance, this homage to the great Wilma Rudolph takes place in 1960 at about the time of the homecoming parade for the Olympian, which occurred in Clarksville, TN -- the first integrated event in that town....An author's note provides brief biographical material emphasizing Rudolph's athletic achievements and her role in integrating her hometown." -- Lisa Lehmuller, School Library Journal

Product Details

Recommended Age 4 - 8
Author Pat Zietlow Miller
Illustrator Frank Morrison
ISBN 1452129363
Publication Date Feb 9, 2016
Publisher Chronicle Books
Language English