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


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When Wilma Rudolph was a little girl, she contracted polio.  Doctors said she would never walk again, but with persistent treatment she made a remarkable recovery.  Wilma went on to show a supreme talent for sprinting at school.  She was in college when she went to the 1960 Olympics, where she not only won gold medals but also broke world records. 

By Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara
Illustrated by Amelia Flower