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Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman

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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.

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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.

Synopsis:

Before Wilma 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.

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 Belpré 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780152020989
Editor:
Diaz, David
Author:
Diaz, David
Author:
Krull, Kathleen
Author:
Halverson, Deborah
Publisher:
Voyager Paperbacks
Location:
San Diego
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women athletes
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - People of Color
Subject:
Athletes
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Soccer
Subject:
Track & Field
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Track and field athletes
Subject:
Runners
Subject:
Women runners
Subject:
Rudolph, Wilma
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Track & Field
Subject:
Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Series Volume:
no. 42
Publication Date:
20000231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 1 to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
44
Dimensions:
8.5 x 11 in 0.45 lb
Age Level:
07-12

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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.
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Before Wilma 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.

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