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Amazing Olympic Athlete Wilma Rudolph

Series: Amazing Americans

By Mary Dodson Wade

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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"The language is simple, both in sentence structure and vocabulary . . . these are fair nonfiction choices to have in a primary-grade reading corner or to use with slightly older ESL students."

School Library Journal, February 2010

"Interesting, well-written . . . A nice addition to update elementary level libraries."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, September 2009

". . . useful in introducing the idea of biography to young independent readers."

Catholic Library World, June 2010

". . . the book features a design that is clear and inviting . . ."

Booklist, September 1, 2009

"The easy to read text format and the photographs of Wilma’s life make the story come alive for young readers."

Eastern Washington Book Review Council

"In this beginner reader series, famous Americans, most of whom might not be familiar to this young audience, are the focus of these biographical titles. Lots of interesting details support the need for these easy reading four-chapter books that cover the subject's childhood and span their adult life . . . Since all of the books are set up in the same manner, they make for a fascinating and appealing series for young readers."

Library Media Connection, January/February 2010

"This biography, with its basic reading level and personal photographs, is written for the young readers in elementary schools . . . 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."

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