Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the Worlds Fastest Woman
Kathleen Krull (A) and David Diaz (ILT)
List Price: $7.00 (Paperback - Sports / Track Athlete / Handicap / Determination - 2000)
Description: Wilma Rudolph was born in Tennessee in 1940 and contracted polio just before her fifth birthday. She was not expected to walk again, but she persevered with her leg exercises and by the time she was 12, she no longer needed her braces. Fearless and determined she made history during the 1960 Olympics in Rome as she became the first woman to win three gold medals in track. (44 pgs) Ages 7-12
Ashay says, "I remember the legendary Wilma Rudolph when I was running track on the playground in elementary school. She was one of my sheroes. She was celebrated all over the world and in Jet and Ebony Magazine. She made all black people proud and she empowered many young black girls who were finding their way. Thank you Wilma. Great illustrations in acrylic, watercolor and gouache with themes on disabilities and sports for young girls. Must have for the library and classroom."
Product Dimensions: 0.1 x 11.5 x 8.7 inches
Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces