Amazing Olympic Athlete Wilma Rudolph [NOOK Book]

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Another title in the AMAZING AMERICANS series, AMAZING OLYMPIC ATHLETE WILMA RUDOLPH explores the life of Wilma Rudolph, the first American woman to win three gold medals in the same Olympics. After attending the 1956 Olympics, where she won a bronze medal, and the 1960 Olympics, where she won three gold medals, Rudolph became a teacher and mentor to other runners. This easy-to-read biography allows new readers to learn about an amazing person!
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Amazing Olympic Athlete Wilma Rudolph

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Overview

Another title in the AMAZING AMERICANS series, AMAZING OLYMPIC ATHLETE WILMA RUDOLPH explores the life of Wilma Rudolph, the first American woman to win three gold medals in the same Olympics. After attending the 1956 Olympics, where she won a bronze medal, and the 1960 Olympics, where she won three gold medals, Rudolph became a teacher and mentor to other runners. This easy-to-read biography allows new readers to learn about an amazing person!
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Janis Flint-Ferguson
In the 1960's the name of Wilma Rudolph was well known by all who followed the Olympic Games. Set in Rome, Italy, the games that year featured this young African American who anchored a relay team and won the race with a photo finish. It was the third of three gold medals won by the young woman who had started life as a victim of polio, living with leg braces for five years before she took off the braces and learned to run. Her story of determination and perseverance is one that all aspiring athletes need to know. This biography, with its basic reading level and personal photographs, is written for the young readers in elementary schools. In addition to the leveled reading, there is a writing prompt, timeline, vocabulary list, index and resource list—all useful elements in the teaching of research and writing. As part of the "Amazing Americans" series, it guarantees that young readers will learn about the rich heritage of Americans who left their mark in a variety of places and careers. Reviewer: Janis Flint-Ferguson
School Library Journal
Gr 1–2—Is it possible to condense the life of any person into approximately 40 sentences? That is what Wade attempts to do in these early-reader biographies. The language is simple, both in sentence structure and vocabulary. With this kind of brevity, oversimplification is inescapable. For example, in Rachel Carson, Wade states that Carson wrote about the environment and that, "No one had ever written about this before." Of course, people like John Muir were writing about it years before Carson. Despite this problem, Wade does a decent job of introducing the salient points of these subjects' lives. Each book has elements of a standard report biography: thought questions, a time line, glossary, further reading, and an index. Though some of these features seem ludicrous for such short books, they allow young students to become familiar with common study aides. Photographs and historical paintings are set against starburst- patterned backgrounds. The bright backgrounds are a little distracting but add color and continuity. Comparable in content and more colorful than "Rookie Biographies" (Children's Press), these are fair nonfiction choices to have in a primary-grade reading corner or to use with slightly older ESL students.—Donna Cardon, Provo City Library, UT
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781464505119
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2013
  • Series: Amazing Americans
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 737,618
  • Lexile: 600L (what's this?)
  • File size: 5 MB

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Growing Up 5

Chapter 2 The 1956 Olympics 9

Chapter 3 The 1960 Olympics 13

Chapter 4 Wilma the Teacher 17

Something to Think About 20

Timeline 21

Words to Know 22

Learn More 23

Index 24

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