Goddu, Kystyna What’s Your Story Wilma Rudolph? (Cub Reporter Series) Lerner, 2016. $19.99 BIOGRAPHY/NON-FICTION
book Cub reporter is interviewing famous African American Track and Field
Olympic Winner Wilma Rudolph. He discovers she had polio in childhood and had
to recover use of a leg. Her high school and university accomplishments. Her
wins at two different Olympics. How she took a stand against a hometown parade in
her honor that was supposed to be segregated. She refused the parade unless
everyone could be there together, no matter their race. They gave in and she
was highly celebrated.
is growing on me. It’s a great clear biography with just enough information to
make it manageable. I sort of wish there was just a tad more about their adult
life (though its in a timeline in the back of the book). Just enough for a
great lower grade report and a great start for an upper grade report. There are
tons of photographs and bright page backgrounds. I am going to add this series to my buy list.
EL (K-3), EL – ADVISABLE
Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School
Librarian & Author