Have you ever noticed how powerful and exquisite some children’s books are? Sometimes they are even more captivating, more able to teach…than adult novels and self-help titles.
When I come across a well-done children’s book, I tend to flip the pages, slowly – absorbing the details, the expressions, and the artwork.
Harcourt recently sent us “Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World’s Fastest Woman,” written by Kathleen Krull and illustrated by David Diaz. It is the inspiring true story of a little girl who is stricken by polio and is told she may never walk again. As you probably know, she later goes on to become an Olympic gold medalist, defying discouragement and embracing hope.
I appreciate the book’s message – perseverance, possibilities. I also appreciate that the author uses everyday adult vocabulary in her writing rather than trying to “baby” the language.
Although this book is ideal for anytime of year, I think it is particularly relevant for right now – Olympic season.
YOUR TURN: Are you watching the Olympics? Who are you cheering on this year?
WIN IT! One winner will receive a copy of “Wilma Unlimited” by Kathleen Krull. To enter, leave any topic-related comment on this post prior to Sunday, February 28th at 11:59 p.m. (Don’t forget to follow the rules…all generic comments like “Enter me!,” “Love it,” and “Cool stuff!” will be disqualified.).
* I received a review copy of the book.
*UPDATE* The winner is #21 Lisa. Congratulations!