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Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman
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Curious George has a playdate at a park designedand#160;for children of all abilities, perfect for his new friend, Tina, whoand#160;uses a wheelchair.and#160;While they areand#160;playing together, Tina spots some kids playing her favorite game: basketball. George jumps right into the action, but Tina is too shy to ask to join. George suspects Tina is just as goodandmdash;even betterandmdash;thanand#160;the other kids. Can he come up with a way to show the players sheand#39;s got gameand#160;andand#160;help her overcome her shyness? This story celebrates how kids of all abilities can play together!
This is the dramatic and inspiring true story of runner Wilma Rudolph, who overcame childhood polio and eventually went on to win three gold medals in a single Olympics.
Curious George and his new friend Tinaand#160;visit a playground. Tinaand#39;s wheelchair doesnand#39;t stop her from playing the games she loves, but sometimes other kidsand#39;and#160;assumptions about the differently-abled do. George wonand#39;t leave a friend on the sidelines, and when he passes Tina the ball, she is ready to roll!
In this brand new Curious George story, George learns that a wheelchair doesnand#39;t stop his friend Tina from anything andmdash; even joining a basketball team!
A picture book biography about librarian Anne Carroll Moore who, as the New Yorker said, "more or less invented the children's library."
Once upon a time, American children couldnand#8217;t borrow library books. Reading wasnand#8217;t all that important for children, many thought. Luckily Miss Anne Carroll Moore thought otherwise! This is the true story of how Miss Moore created the first childrenand#8217;s room at the New York Public Library, a bright, warm room filled with artwork, window seats, and most important of all, borrowing privileges to the worldand#8217;s best childrenand#8217;s books in many different languages.
Before Wilma Rudolph was five years old, polio had paralyzed her left leg. Everyone said she would never walk again. But Wilma refused to believe it. Not only would she walk again, she vowed, she'd run. And she did run--all the way to the Olympics, where she became the first American woman to earn three gold medals in a single olympiad. This dramatic and inspiring true story is illustrated in bold watercolor and acrylic paintings by Caldecott Medal-winning artist David Diaz.
About the Author
David Diaz has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including Smoky Night by Eve Bunting, for which he was awarded the Caldecott Medal; The Wanderer by Sharon Creech, which received a Newbery Honor; and Diego: Bigger Than Life by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand, a Pura Belprand#233;andnbsp;Honor Award winner. An illustrator and graphic designer for more than twenty-five years, he is also a painter and an accomplished ceramic artist. Mr. Diaz lives in Carlsbad, California.
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