Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph became the World's Fastest Woman
Title: Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph became the World's Fastest Woman Author: Kathleen Krull Illustrator: David Diaz Publisher / Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 2000 Genre: Biography, picture book Themes: Biography, sports, overcoming personal hardship Summary: Paralyzed at a young age by polio, Wilma was told she would never walk again. She believed she would not only walk again, but she would run. And run she did! All the way to the Olympics. After much hard work and determination, Wilma became the first American woman ever to win three gold medals in track in a single Olympics. Curriculum Connections: Grades 2-5 Language Arts: author's purpose, problem / solution; Social Studies: Famous Americans Notes: A well written, inspiring true story of overcoming personal hardships.