Little People, Big Dreams | Wilma Rudolph
Wilma Rudolph 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" (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. Follow her inspirational life in this illustrated biography, part of the children's book series Little People, Big Dreams which explores the lives of outstanding people who started out like your little one: a child with a dream.
Dimensions: 24 x 19.5cm