Little People, Big Dreams: Wilma Mankiller
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Little People, Big Dreams: Wilma Mankiller by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara & Amelia Flower. Let’s introduce the youngest dreamers to the remarkable sprinter and Olympic champion with the Little People, Big Dreams: Wilma Mankiller book.
Wilma was born into a family with 22 brothers and sisters, in the segregated South. She contracted polio in her early years and her doctors said she would never walk again. But Wilma persisted with treatment, and she recovered her strength by the age of 12.
At school, Wilma showed a talent for basketball and sprinting, earning the nickname "Skeeter" (mosquito) as she ran so fast. Wilma was in college when she went to the 1960 Olympics. She not only won gold in sprint events, but also broke world records with her sprinting skill. She had beaten polio to become an Olympic champion. She is a huge inspiration to many women in sports around the world.
Little People, Big Dreams is a best-selling series of books that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.
The hardcover books have longer sentences, extending the stories for beginning readers. Your little one will enjoy the stylish and quirky illustrations as you read the engaging story of this sport icon. With extra facts about Wilma's life at the back, it’s a great educational pick.
This series makes the lives of these role models accessible for children, providing a powerful message to inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world!
Looking for gift ideas? The Little People, Big Dreams: Wilma Mankiller hardcover book is the perfect gift for children 3 years and older. Ideal for birthdays, special occasions or simply as a surprise gift.
Size: 24 x 19.5 x 1 cm / 32 pages