Wilma Rudolph: Track and Field Champion

Adrianna Morganelli (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118103

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When doctors told her parents that she may never walk again, no one could have imagined that Wilma Rudolph would grow up to become the world’s fastest woman. This awe-inspiring book shows how, with grace, perseverance, and dedication, young Wilma used her inner strength to overcome physical disabilities caused by polio to win three gold medals for the USA in track and field at the 1960 Olympics. A sports superstar and an icon worldwide, her legacy continues to inspire youth and African-American communities today.

Reading Level
Lexile
1070L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
P
ATOS
7.4
DRA
70
Categories
Genre
Biographies Cultural/Diversity Social Issues Sports & Recreation
Interest Age
Ages 6-8 Ages 9-12
Grade
2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade
Subject
Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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