The Quickest Kid in Clarksville by Pat Zietlow Miller
  

The Quickest Kid in Clarksville

Written by Pat Zietlow Miller
Illustrated by

Synopsis

The Quickest Kid in Clarksville by Pat Zietlow Miller

It's the day before the big parade. Alta can only think about one thing: Wilma Rudolph, three-time Olympic gold medalist. She'll be riding on a float tomorrow. See, Alta is the quickest kid in Clarksville, Tennessee, just like Wilma once was. It doesn't matter that Alta's shoes have holes because Wilma came from hard times, too. But what happens when a new girl with shiny new shoes comes along and challenges Alta to a race? Will she still be the quickest kid? The Quickest Kid in Clarksville is a timeless story of dreams, determination, and the power of friendship.

Reviews

Sweet and inspiring. --Kirkus Reviews All children will relate to the powerful lessons about jealousy, determination, confidence, dreams, and friendship. --Booking Mana A story about teamwork and determination. --Publishers Weeky Gentle tribute to the legend of the pathbreaking African-American sprinter Wilma Rudolph. --The New York Times Partly a book about kids learning to make friends, and partly a history lesson about Wilma Rudolph. --Design Mom A story with spunk to spare. --Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast There's a lot of sass and attitude inside this book, and charm all over. --Las Vegas Review Journal Ratty old sneakers and a little competition won't keep Alta from running toward her Olympic dream. --FamilyFun Magazine An engaging, lively story. -The Horn Book Magazine A spunky tribute to friendship and determination. --Champagne-Urbana News Gazette Cool Mom Picks

About the Author

Pat Zietlow Miller began her writing career in college as a sports reporter and has had a fascination with Wilma Rudolph ever since. Pat is the author of several picture books and lives in Madison, Wisconsin. Frank Morrison is the Coretta Scott King Honor Award-winning illustrator of many books for young people. He lives Atlanta, Georgia.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
40 pages

Author

Pat Zietlow Miller
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Publisher

Chronicle Books

Publication date

9th February 2016

ISBN

9781452129365


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