Item description for Wilma Rudolph (On My Own Biography) by Victoria Sherrow...
Overview A biography of the first African American woman to win three gold medals in track in a single Olympics
Publishers Description Introducing new readers to some of history's most interesting and important people, these biographies focus on the pivotal episodes that show what kind of person the subject is (or was) and how he or she came to be famous. Although written in a story format, these books are not fictionalized accounts. A chronology of major events follows the story, along with a brief summary of the subject's life.
Citations And Professional Reviews Wilma Rudolph (On My Own Biography) by Victoria Sherrow has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Kirkus Review - Children - 01/01/2000 page 65
Booklist - 02/15/2000 page 1116
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2000 page 385
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2000 page 385
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Studio: Carolrhoda Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.85" Height: 0.14" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2000
Publisher Carolrhoda Books
ISBN 1575054426 ISBN13 9781575054421
Availability 0 units.
More About Victoria Sherrow
VICTORIA SHERROW is the author of For Appearance's Sake: The Historical Encyclopedia of Good Looks, Beauty, and Grooming (2001), Encyclopedia of Youth and War: Young People as Participants and Victims (1999), and Women and the Military: An Encyclopedia (1996), a 1996 RUSA Outstanding Reference Source award winner.
Reviews - What do customers think about Wilma Rudolph (On My Own Biography)?
Wilma Rudolph Jan 24, 2006
Wilma Rodolph had one big problem before she became a famous Olympic runner, and that problem was that she had polio. Polio is a disease that you can die from or lose use of your legs. Wilma lost the use of her left leg only but was still in much pain. Every day, Wilma rode on a bus to a therapist to treat her leg. The bus ride took about 2 hours both ways. When this was happening Wilma was only six years old. Doctors told Wilma's parents, "She might not make it." Her parents were very upset. Wilma's family was very, very poor. Wilma wished very much that she could run like the other children at her school. But as Wilma got older (11) and she kept therapy she started to walk and run! It took Wilma along time for her to prepare but finally she won three gold medals in the 1960 Olympics! I would recommend this book to kids that like to run.
WILMA RUDOLPH Jan 22, 2000
THIS BOOK WAS INSPIRATION TO EVERY YOUNG BLACK CHILD THAT IS PURSURIG TRACK & FIELD. THIS BOOK TALKS HIGHLIGHTLY ON IF YOU SEE YOUR MIND TO A GOAL OR DREAM STICK WITH IT WHEN NO BELIEVES IN YOU BUT YOURSELF.