Little People, Big Dreams: Wilma Rudolph - Isabel Sanchez Vegara


This little biography of Wilma Rudolph tells the hugely inspiring tale of a girl with 22 brothers and sisters in the segregated South, who contracted polio in her early years and was told she would never walk again. But she persisted and recovered, and was nicknamed 'Skeeter' as she was such a fast sprinter. Wilma qualified for the 1956 Olympics aged just 16, and went on to break world records and become an Olympic champion, inspiring new generations of female athletes.

The Little People, Big Dreams books series portrays the inspiring lives of artists, designers, activists and scientists in a super-accessible way with sweet illustrations and by focusing on when they started out as children with a dream. Each book has a biographical timeline with historical photographs and extra facts, too.