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Wilma Rudolph (Little People, Big Dreams)

Wilma Rudolph 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. She had beaten polio to become an Olympic champion. She is a huge inspiration to many women in sports around the world.

This moving book from the Little People, BIG DREAMS series features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the athlete's life.

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Product Details

Recommended Age 5 - 8
Author Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Illustrator Amelia Flower
ISBN 1786037513
Publication Date Jun 4, 2019
Publisher Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Series Name Little People, BIG DREAMS
Language English