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Fall 2023

Going for Gold: Wilma Rudolph and the 1960 Olympics

From the Series Greatest Moments in Sports

From a young age, Wilma Rudolph faced many challenges. A childhood polio survivor, she was unable to walk without support for many years. In the segregated South, her family faced many obstacles to getting her treatment. Despite the difficulties, Wilma eventually sprinted her way to the Olympic gold! This graphic nonfiction title explores Wilma’s path to the podium through colorful illustrations, informative captions, and engaging dialogue featuring historical quotes. Readers will be inspired to go for the gold!

Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Category Hi-Lo, Nonfiction
Subject Sports
Copyright 2024
Publisher Bellwether Media
Imprint Black Sheep
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2023-08-01
BISACS JNF062010, JNF054110, JNF054140
Dewey 796.42092
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.5 x 9 x 0.25
Lexile 630
Guided Reading Level T
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents

Author: Chris Bowman

Illustrator: Eugene Smith