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Love all of these books!! We have a dozen or so and I can’t resist buying more. The illustrations are beautiful and the stories are simple enough, yet don’t sugar-coat the challenges that the individual faced.
My four-year old loves these and asks for them several times a week. I like that she is learning about history and getting a dose of “persistence pays off”. Dad and I enjoy learning about these amazing people too. 😊
This title is a board book in the Little People, Big Dreams series. As is always true of Ms. Sanchez Vegara's books, this title is beautifully illustrated and inspiring as it tells the story of athlete Wilma Rudolph. Young children will learn the amazing story of this girl with 19 siblings who went on to achieve great athletic feats, despite having been diagnosed with polio at the age of four.
In telling Wilma's story, the author honestly and sensitively addresses the racism of Ms. Rudolph's era. In acknowledging this the author opens the way for a good discussion with a child.
Get these books for a child you know; they will learn that life is full of amazing opportunities and will, hopefully, see that they can set their sights high. They will see too that obstacles can be overcome.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an honest review.
This brief and inspiring picture book biography shares the story of how Wilma Rudolph overcame early physical setbacks to become an amazing sprinter. I enjoyed reading this well-illustrated book, and appreciate the credit that it gives to her family for supporting her. Even though she overcame very difficult obstacles, her gigantic family's investment in fighting for her health and her ability to walk again after polio is essential to the story, and I appreciate how this book celebrates the impact of the people who loved her instead of making it sound like she went it alone.
This is a great introduction to Wilma Rudolph's life and pioneering career, and the author's note includes additional details and photos from her life. I recommend this to anyone who is interested in this sports figure in particular, and to people who enjoy meaningful stories about people who have overcome significant obstacles.
'Wilma Rudolph' by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara with illustrations by Amelia Flower is an picture book about an athlete who overcame diversity.
Wilma Rudolph was born into a home with 19 siblings in the segregated South. As a child, she contracted polio, and overcame it with the help of her family. From there, she played basketball and ran fast. So fast she won three gold medals in the Olympics in Rome.
Overcoming adversity is a theme in a lot of these stories, and this is no different, but it might be clearer for young readers than some. The art in this one shines as well.
I received a review copy of this ebook from The Quarto Group - Frances Lincoln Children's Books, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
Wilma Rudolph was born into a large family in the southern US during segregation. She was diagnosed with polio and her family feared she would never walk again without leg braces. She overcame polio to become an Olympian and was the first woman to win three gold medals. She inspired girls everywhere to run.
This book describes Wilma Rudolph’s life in detail, but in easily understood language for children. The illustrations are well done.
As an educator, I would recommend this book to children to see that they can do big things. Everyone can make a difference. People can and do overcome limitations early in life.
Thank you to the Quarto Group and NetGalley for the eARC in exchange for an honest review.
Do you need some inspiration that anything is possible? Then this is the book to read with your kiddo! Wilma Rudolph overcame her circumstances because she set her mind to what she wanted to achieve and did not give up, along with the support of her family. Additionally, she was an advocate for equality for equal treatment of all people, regardless of race. Her story also exemplifies that women are capable of achieving greatness in sports that were thought to be for males only. Overall, reading this book it’s hard not to feel that you can take on anything I order to reach your dreams.
This biography for kids is about Wilma Rudolph, an amazing athlete who had polio as a child. She overcame physical obstacles and prejudice to become an Olympic gold medalist.
The Little People, Big Dreams series is a great series for young children to learn about the great people who came before them. If you have children or grandchildren who want to learn about the past, you will like this series.
I received a free copy of this book from Frances Lincoln Children's Books and the authors via Netgalley. My review is voluntary.
I liked this book a lot. I knew very little about the remarkable life of Wilma Rudolph before reading this book. What amazed me the most was her incredible family. She grew up in a huge family that loved her endlessly. Without her family, she surely wouldn't have become multi-award winning Olympian. Just as other books in this series, Wilma Rudolph is a great read aloud for teachers and parents. #WilmaRudolph #NetGalley.
Perhaps my favorite in this series! An inspirational brief biography about Olympic gold medalist runner, Wilma Rudolph. Rudolph overcame so many physical challenges as a child with the devotion of her family. I loved learning about her life and family. Perfect for children of all ages.
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