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Wilma Rudolph

Author: Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Illustrated by: Amelia Flower

Meet Wilma Rudolph, the 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. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the athlete's life.

Specs:

Format: Board book, 24 pages

ISBN: US 9780711246270

Size: 6.1in x 5in / 154.94mm x 127mm

Published: June 16, 2020

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Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara

Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara

Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, born in Barcelona, Spain, is a writer and creative director in constant search of new concepts for children's books. Working for more than fifteen years for clients in top advertising agencies, her books combine creativity with learning, aiming to establish a new and fresh relationship between children and pop culture.

Amelia Flower

AMELIA FLOWER takes inspiration from people-watching and observing social situations and characters. She works worldwide with clients creating beautiful and effective illustrations.

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