Wilma Rudolph

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In 1946, six-year-old Wilma Rudolph dreamed of walking and playing like other children, but a sickness called polio had damaged her left leg. Wilma spent hours each week doing painful exercises at a hospital for African American patients. The rest of the time, she was forced to wear a heavy and cumbersome leg-brace. Still, Wilma never gave up. She knew she could walk again, and if she could walk, maybe she could run. Author Victoria Sherrow tells how Wilma Rudolph's determination led her to the 1956 and 1960 Olympics where she gained fame as a champion runner. Larry Johnson's rich illustrations help to capture this true story of heroic strength and fearlessness.

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9781575052465
9780822589280
9781575054421
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subject_facet African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Olympics -- Juvenile literature
Rudolph, Wilma, -- 1940- -- Juvenile literature
Runners (Sports) -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Track and field athletes -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Women -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
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Wilma Rudolph / by Victoria Sherrow ; illustrations by Larry Johnson
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Biography
Biography & Autobiography
Juvenile Nonfiction
Multi-Cultural
Olympics
Rudolph, Wilma
Runners (Sports)
Sports & Recreations
Track and field athletes
Women