Wilma Unlimited by Kathleen Krull
How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman

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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. “A triumphant story, triumphantly relayed.”--Publishers Weekly
 

About Kathleen Krull

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Kathleen Krull has written muchinnovative nonfiction for young people, including all of the books in the Lives of . . . series, and has made a chatty, accessible approach to biography her hallmark. She lives in San Diego, California. Visit her website at www.kathleenkrull.com . 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 Belprénbsp; 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.
 
Published April 1, 1996 by Harcourt Children's Books. 48 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Education & Reference.

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In spite of a low birth weight and childhood bouts with scarlet fever and polio (the doctor said Wilma would never walk again) and after years of painful, relentless exercise, she not only walked, she ran: to college on scholarship, and to the Olympics, where she became the first American woman t...

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No one expected such a tiny girl to have a first birthday, begins this inspiring biographical sketch of a legendary track stars. Born in 1940 in Tennessee, the chronically sickly though lively

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Eight years later, Rudolph represented the U.S. in the 1960 Olympics in Rome, where, despite a twisted ankle, she became the first American woman to win three gold medals during a single Olympic competition.

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