This board book version of "Wilma Rudolph" is part of the popular "Little People, BIG DREAMS" series and introduces the youngest readers to the incredible life of Wilma Rudolph, a remarkable sprinter and Olympic champion.
Wilma Rudolph was born into a large family in the segregated South, and her early life was marked by adversity. She contracted polio, and doctors initially believed she would never walk again. However, Wilma was determined and persevered with her treatment, eventually regaining her strength by the age of 12. In school, her talent for basketball and sprinting emerged, and she earned the nickname "Skeeter" due to her incredible speed.
Despite the challenges she faced, Wilma went on to compete in the 1960 Olympics and achieved remarkable success. Not only did she win gold in sprint events, but she also set world records in sprinting. Her story is an inspiration to many, showcasing her journey from overcoming polio to becoming an Olympic champion. The book's engaging narrative and stylish illustrations make it an accessible and captivating read for babies and toddlers, introducing them to this incredible athlete.