Wilma Rudolph

When Wilma Rudolph was a little girl, she contracted polio. Doctors said she would never walk again. But with persistent treatment, she made a remarkable recovery at age 11. Wilma went on to show a supreme talent for sprinting at school. She was in college when she went to the 1960 Olympics, where she not only won gold medals in spring events, but also broke world records with her sprinting skill. 

Written by Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Illustrated by Amelia Flower
From the Little People, Big Dreams Series
32 pages
Published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2019
Hardcover