Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman
Paperback – February 1, 2000
A young reader's introduction to champion athlete Wilma Rudolph discusses her development of polio at age fouran illness that doctors said would prevent her from ever walkingher schooltime achievements, and her goldmedal successes at the 1960 Olympic Games. Reprint.
Before Wilma Rudolph was five years old, polio had paralyzed her left leg. Everyone said she would never walk again. But Wilma refused to believe it. Not only would she walk again, she vowed, she'd run. And she did run--all the way to the Olympics, where she became the first American woman to earn three gold medals in a single olympiad. This dramatic and inspiring true story is illustrated in bold watercolor and acrylic paintings by Caldecott Medal-winning artist David Diaz.