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A biography of the woman who overcame crippling polio as a child to become the first woman to win three gold medals in track in a single Olympics.
Hardcover, 106 pages
Published August 1st 2006 by Twenty-First Century Books (CT)
(first published 2006)
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Jan 26, 2013 Andrea Thomas, Greenville rated it it was amazing
This story would be great to use during a biography focus. It's truly inspirational and touching to learn how much Wilma had to overcome as a child and to go on to become the first African American female track winner.
Tom Streissguth holds a B.A. from Yale University. He has written more than 40 books of history and biography.More about Thomas Streissguth...