Saturday, July 28, 2012

Wilma Rudoph, superstar Olympian

      I wish I were in London to witness the Summer 2012 Olympics.  Since I cannot go anywhere this summer, I'm watching it on TV instead. My favorite event is track and field because I really love to run.
      Here I want to tell you about one of my favorite superstar Olympic athletes. Her name was Wilma Rudoph and she rocked the world in the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome Italy.  She surprised everyone with her speed and determination. You can read her amazing life story in Wilma Unlimited by Kathleen Krull. It's a picture book that's illustrated by David Diaz. Teachers will love to read this book aloud because the story moves quickly and the illustrations are bold, colorful, and full of life.
      If you enjoy reading graphic novels, then try Wilma Rudolph: Olympic Track Star by Lee Engfer. It looks and feels like a comic book, and it's biographical.

       Did you watch any of the Summer 2012 Olympics? What is your favorite sport?

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