Wilma Unlimited

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Author by Kathleen Krull
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Editor : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN : 0152020985
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 48
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A biography of Wilma Rudolph, an African-American who overcame crippling polio as a child to become the first woman to win three gold medals in track during a single Olympics.


Re Presenting Wilma Rudolph

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Author by Rita Liberti
Genre : Sports & Recreation
Editor : Syracuse University Press
ISBN : 9780815653073
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 346
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Wilma Rudolph was born black in Jim Crow Tennessee. The twentieth of 22 children, she spent most of her childhood in bed suffering from whooping cough, scarlet fever, and pneumonia. She lost the use of her left leg due to polio and wore leg braces. With dedication and hard work, she became a gifted runner, earning a track and field scholarship to Tennessee State. In 1960, she became the first American woman to win three gold medals in a single Olympic Games. Her underdog story made her into a media darling, and she was the subject of countless articles, a television movie, children’s books, biographies, and she even featured on a U.S. postage stamp. In this work, Smith and Liberti consider not only Rudolph’s achievements, but also the ways in which those achievements are interpreted and presented as historical fact. Theories of gender, race, class, and disability collide in the story of Wilma Rudolph, and Smith and Liberti examine this collision in an effort to more fully understand how history is shaped by the cultural concerns of the present. In doing so, the authors engage with the metanarratives which define the American experience and encourage more complex and nuanced interrogations of contemporary heroic legacy.


Wilma Rudolph

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Author by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Editor : Frances Lincoln Children's Books
ISBN : 9780711246270
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 27
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This board book version of Wilma Rudolph—from the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series—introduces the youngest dreamers to the incredible life of this remarkable sprinter and Olympic champion. Wilma 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. Babies and toddlers will love to snuggle as you read to them the engaging story of this fascinating dancer and will also enjoy exploring the stylish and quirky illustrations of this sturdy board book on their own. Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardcover versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games, and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children. Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!


Wilma Rudolph

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Author by Jo Harper
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Editor : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 1439113335
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 192
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An inspiring story of the first American female athlete to win three gold medals at a single Olympic Games shares her triumphs over childhood illnesses to become a high school basketball player. A Childhood Of Famous Americans title.


Wilma Unlimited

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Author by Kathleen Krull
Genre : African Americans
Editor :
ISBN : 0439880017
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 36
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A biography of the African-American woman who overcame crippling polio as a child to become the first woman to win three gold medals in track in a single Olympics.


Wilma Unlimited

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Author by Kathleen Krull
Genre : African Americans
Editor :
ISBN : 0329044788
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 36
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A biography of the African-American woman who overcame crippling polio as a child to become the first woman to win three gold medals in track in a single Olympics.


When Wilma Rudolph Played Basketball

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Author by Mark Weakland
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Editor : Capstone
ISBN : 9781479596843
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 33
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"Engaging text and fun illustrations tell the story of Wilma Rudolph's childhood"--]cProvided by publisher.


Wilma Rudolph

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Author by Percy Leed
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Editor : Millbrook Press
ISBN : 9781728407210
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 32
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Sprinter Wilma Rudolph's life was defined by epic triumphs on and off the track. As a child, Rudolph suffered from polio, but later became the first US woman to win three gold medals in track and field at an Olympics. Learn all about this inspirational athlete!


Wilma Rudolph

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Author by Tom Biracree
Genre : African American women athletes
Editor : Holloway House Publishing
ISBN : 0870675656
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 176
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A biography of the woman who overcame crippling polio as a child to become the first woman to win three gold medals in track in a single Olympics.


A Grandma S Magic

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Author by Charlotte Offsay
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Editor : Doubleday Books for Young Readers
ISBN : 9780593376027
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 18
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A picture book celebrating grandmas and all that makes them "magic", ideal for fans of How to Babysit a Grandma. "When a child is born, a grandma is born too. Grandmas aren't like regular grown-ups. Grandmas are filled with magic." In this charming picture book tribute to grandmas, a grandma's magic bursts through the door as soon as she comes to visit and can be seen in every wonderful thing she does: playing, exploring, baking, gardening, and in all the many ways a grandma and grandchild connect. Filled with adorable scenes featuring a diversity of grandmas and their grandkids, this is a book that will families can enjoy together. Grandmas will love snuggling with their grandchildren as they share their love and "magic" through cuddles, kisses, and many repeat readings.