My First LPBD Board Book: Wilma Rudolphquarto
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" (short for 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.
With stylish and quirky illustrations, this empowering series celebrates the important life stories of inspiring people of the world. From artists to scientists, all of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream.
This empowering series, now in board book format for little hands, is told in simpler sentences, perfect to read out loud to little dreamers. These books make the lives of these role models accessible for the youngest children, providing a powerful message to inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world!
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- Ages: 2 - 5yrs
- Materials: Board book
- Imprint: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
- Author: Ma Isabel Sanchez Vergara
- Illustrator: Amelia Flower
- Dimensions: 24 pages; 5in x 6.1in
- Origin: Printed in China
- ISBN: 978-0-7112-4627-0