Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman

Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman

Kathleen Krull David Díaz / Jun 07, 2020

Wilma Unlimited How Wilma Rudolph Became the World s Fastest Woman Before Wilma Rudolph was five years old polio had paralyzed her left leg Everyone said she would never walk again But Wilma refused to believe it Not only would she walk again she vowed she d run A

  • Title: Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman
  • Author: Kathleen Krull David Díaz
  • ISBN: 9780152020989
  • Page: 205
  • Format: Paperback
  • Before Wilma Rudolph was five years old, polio had paralyzed her left leg Everyone said she would never walk again But Wilma refused to believe it Not only would she walk again, she vowed, she d run And she did run all the way to the Olympics, where she became the first American woman to earn three gold medals in a single olympiad This dramatic and inspiring true stoBefore Wilma Rudolph was five years old, polio had paralyzed her left leg Everyone said she would never walk again But Wilma refused to believe it Not only would she walk again, she vowed, she d run And she did run all the way to the Olympics, where she became the first American woman to earn three gold medals in a single olympiad This dramatic and inspiring true story is illustrated in bold watercolor and acrylic paintings by Caldecott Medal winning artist David Diaz.

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    1. No one expected Wilma Rudolph to become a world-famous runner because she was born underweight and sickly. She contracted polio at a young age and spent her childhood in a steel brace. Through sheer hard work and determination, she exercised herself well enough to walk and then to be a star basketball player in high school. A college coach saw her play, and recruited her as a runner for Tennessee State University. Next thing we know, she's in the Olympics in Rome.The tension of her Olympic perfo [...]


    2. This is the picture book story of Wilma Rudolph, the Olympic runner. Wilma was born in 1940, a small and sickly baby who became a victim of polio as a young girl. This story not only tells how Wilma dealt with the challenges of polio to become an athlete, but also overcame the many challenges for African-Americans, female athletes, and people with disabilities during this era. Health care and hospitals for her were limited because of the color of her skin. She also was not allowed in school beca [...]


    3. 1. Genre: Biography2. Summary: This biographical picture book is about Wilma Randolph, an African-American woman that won three gold medals in track and field at the 1960 Olympics. The book details her life and all the obstacles she had to overcome before she became the fastest women in the world.A. Area of Comment: Accuracy of ContentB. The book is very accurate in the details of Wilma Randolph’s life and how she became an Olympic athlete. The author writes these details in a way that a youn [...]


    4. This book tells the truly inspiring story of Wilma Rudolph. As a young child, she suffered many health issues including polio, which left her left leg paralyzed. This wasn’t enough to stop Wilma though. With dedication and determination, Wilma taught herself how to walk without the use of her brace. From that moment, Wilma wouldn’t let anything stop her, and she went on to play basketball. While playing basketball, she realized her real talent was running. After using the same determination [...]


    5. Beautifully written and incredibly inspiring picturebook biography about Wilma Rudolph "who overcame crippling polio as a child to become the first woman to win three gold medals in track in a single Olympics":Although I am not a huge fan of David Diaz's drawing style, his paintings and the photographed backgrounds fit the story well:However, I cannot but notice that Diaz takes a lot of artistic license in illustrating the runners. For example, he depicts the athletes starting 200-meter dash sid [...]


    6. This older book beautifully captures the life of challenges Wilma Rudolph faced, even beginning her life as a 'too-small' and sickly baby. Then she was five; she had polio. Many said she would never walk again. She said not only would she walk, but she would run. She's the first woman to win three gold medals in a single Olympic competition. David Diaz art illustrations are breath-taking. Acrylic/watercolor with black outlining, then set onto a related photograph of the times in sepia tones feel [...]





    7. A hugely inspiring book with an amazing heroine - Wilma Rudolph. I got this book for my 7 year old daughter and I'm very pleased to say that we find ourselves reading this book every now and then. I find her reading it and each time she picks up this book, she has a different question for me about Wilma's life. We have done searches on You Tube, , and also a school project on Wilma. It''s a great book to initiate your child on reading about people of the world and their outstanding qualities - r [...]


    8. This book was very inspirational. This read holds some valuable lessons appropriate for all age groups. I enjoyed Wilma's story and I would highly recommend this book.


    9. Citation: Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World’s Fastest Woman, Kathleen Krull, David Diaz (illustrator), Harcourt Brace and Company, 1996, 38p Junior Book/BiographyGenre: BiographySummary: This story is about the life of Olympic Gold Medalist, Wilma Rudolph, who soared through her circumstances when others set limits. Critiques: a. The author tells the remarkable story of Wilma’s life challenges, and the mixed media illustrations seem to surpass the words by boldly telling he [...]


    10. Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman is a true story about an African American woman named Wilma who was born prematurely. She was born in Clarksville, TN in 1940. Wilma was very tiny growing up, but also very active. When she turned five years old, she got very sick and was diagnosed with polio. After that, Wilma could not walk and it hurt her to see all of her siblings go to school when she couldn't. Finally, she saw a doctor and got a brace. She worked very hard [...]


    11. The illustrations are great. The font, though a little difficult to read, matches the pictures and is sure pretty. And the story is inspirational, I guessActually, tell the truth, it's a little *too* inspirational. To read this book, Wilma Randolph did nothing in her life but work hard to overcome stuff. Which is inspirational, sure but she comes out seeming very hard to relate too. As I read about how she successfully overcame being a (poor, black) preemie, and successfully overcame being incre [...]


    12. Grade/interest level: PrimaryReading level: 730 Lexile Genre: Biography/ Multicultural LiteratureMain Characters: WilmaSetting: 1940-1994 Tennessee POV: Narrator This book is based on the true story of Wilma Rudolph, the Olympic champion known by numerous people worldwide. This book goes through her life story, which I didn't know prior, from a young child to world famous athlete. Wilma was stricken with polio as a young child. By the times she was five years old, she was paralyzed in her left l [...]


    13. Grade/interest level: Upper ElementaryReading level: AD730L (lexile)Genre: BiographyMain Characters: Wilma RudolphSetting: 1940-1994, Tennessee POV: third person, narrator"Wilma Unlimited" is a true story about Wilma Rudolph, the first American woman to win three gold medals in a single Olympics for track and field. Wilma's life story is unfolds, revealing her struggles to walk after she was stricken with Polio and her isolation from school as a child. Despite racial and physical hardships, Wilm [...]


    14. This is truly an amazing story about an amazing women. Wilma Rudolph is an Olympic athlete in track and field. This book is the story of her life. When Wilma was a little girl, she was often sick. Her illness lead her to not be able to walk. The doctors told her parents that she would never be able to walk again. That did not sit well with her parents. So, they walked Wilma 2 miles to physical therapy to her regain the muscles in her legs. Not only did Wilma learn to walk again, but she later be [...]


    15. Grade Level interest: 3rd-5th gradeLexile Level: 730LGenre: Picture book/ Multicultural Literature/ Biography Main Characters: Wilma Setting: Tennessee/ Track field POV: Wilma Rudolph Wilma Rudolph grew up in Clarksville, Tennessee with her parents and her 21 brothers and sisters. Wilma contracted polio and faced many difficult times in her life. She was always sick and going to the doctors. Doctors said that because of the polio, Wilma would never be able to walk again. This did not stop her. W [...]


    16. Genre: Biographical Summary: This is the true story of a tiny sick girl that overcame an amazing amount of obstacles and health issues to not only be the first in her family to go to college but she made it into the Olympics. It it a powerful story of strength, pride and determination. Critique: A. Message B. This story is amazingly powerful. The author gives us a true inspiring story of a brave woman who did not let circumstances keep her down or limit her life. C. The book states that despite [...]


    17. 1) Book summary, in your own words (3 pts)This book is nonfiction. It is about a woman named Wilma Rudolph who grew up in Clarksville, TN. She always loved to run. This book tells about how Wilma Rudolph became the fastedt woman runner in the world.2) Grade level, interest level, lexile (1 pt)3rd grade3) Appropriate classroom use (subject area) (1 pt)I would have this book in my classroom library for classroom enjoyment.4) Individual students who might benefit from reading (1 pt)Students who nee [...]


    18. Wilma Unlimited by Kathleen Krull is an inspirational story of one of the world's greatest Olympic athletes. The depth in the title explains how her limitations beginning from childhood did not limit her will to be a great adult. Students would be able to use this text to sequence events, theme, and the importance of the title/picture to the text. I have used this book with my fifth graders when we discussed theme and supporting evidence. I think this text is appropriate for grades 2-5. This cou [...]


    19. In Izzy Barr, Running Star, Izzy had to do a report about Wilma Rudolph, apropos since Izzy was a runner. It piqued my interest, so I picked up this nonfiction picture book. I was amazed to find out that Wilma Rudolph had polio as a child and was told she would never walk again. Not only did she walk, but she went on to become the first American woman to win three gold medals at a single Olympics in 1960. Bright, exuberant illustrations by David Diaz show the emotion and action of Wilma's story. [...]


    20. This pictorial biography of Wilma Rudolph, winner of three olympic gold medals, shows Wilma's inspirational struggle to overcome infantile paralysis due to Polio which ultimately lead her to the Olympics in 1960 where she became the first woman to win three gold medals in track and field in a single Olympics. The beautiful illustrations by David Diaz add so much emotion to the story and bring it to life on the page. This inspirational book shows that we have the ability to overcome almost anythi [...]


    21. This book was one of my favorite bibliographic picture books that I have read. It is such a compelling story about the journey of Wilma's life and the pain she had to overcome. The struggle of being an African American and having health issues during the time Wilma was a child was difficult to read about but also powerful knowing how far society has come. The courage, power, and passion that is shown in this book makes for a great story.


    22. An amazing book about overcoming life's obstacles and not giving up! My students loved this book and the lesson.


    23. This book has "Wilma Unlimited" is appropriate for first through fifth graders. This book is about Wilma Rudolph and her life. She was very sick in her childhood, and at one point, was told that she would never walk again. She grew up during segregation, and did not receive the best care that she could have. She worked past her illnesses, and began to walk again. She then went to college and was part of the track team. She went to the Olympics, and became a world record holder. This book is amaz [...]


    24. Wilma Unlimited by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by David Diaz, tells of Wilma Rudolph's Journey in becoming the "Worlds Fastest Woman". She was born a fragile girl into a family of twenty one. In the beginning of her life, she easily picked up viruses going around but contracted the life changing virus of polio when just a small girl. This illness took strength away from her legs and walking was a challenge. Many years past with her sitting and watching others participate in life's activities. Sh [...]


    25. Wilma Unlimited is a picture book about the life of Wilma Rudolph, an African American woman that won 3 gold medals in the olympics for tack and field. The story also shares with the reader Wilma's life before the olympics and her battle with Polio as a child. Wilma Unlimited is an interesting and meaningful story for students to learn about one of the greatest and most accomplished African American woman athletes in American history. This text can also be used to teach students about perseveran [...]


    26. NON-FICTION - Ed 230This book is about the famous African American Olympian who was the first American woman to win three gold medals at one Olympic Game. Rather that just covering that amazing accomplishment alone, the story goes deeper and discusses how Wilma suffered from Polio as a child. She was actually told by her doctor that she would never be able to run, but through determination and dedication she proved everyone wrong.This is a powerful and encouraging story that I hope to use to tea [...]


    27. This book was written about a premature baby that was always sick. When she was five years old, she was diagnosed with scarlet fever and polio. Towards the end of the book, Wilma did what she was told she would never be able to do and walked without the brace. Later, she gained a full scholarship for track and became the world's fastest women after winning 3 races in the 1960 Olympics in Rome. The illustrations that David Diaz presented in this book show the emotion of the characters and clear p [...]


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