The Quickest Kid in Clarksville by Pat Zietlow Miller
  

Synopsis

The Quickest Kid in Clarksville by Pat Zietlow Miller

A lyrical picture book about a little girl growing up in the1960s in the segregated town of Clarksville, Tennessee. The day before the big parade, Alta can only think about one thing: Wilma Rudolph, three-time Olympic gold medalist in track and field. 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?From author Pat Zietlow Miller and illustrated by Frank Morrison, The Quickest Kid in Clarksville is a timeless story of dreams, determination, and the power of friendship.

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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. The Quickest Kid in Clarksville is her picture book tribute to the inspirational track star. Pat is the author of several picture books including Sophie's Squash, Wherever You Go, and Wide-Awake Bear. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her husband, two daughters, and one pampered cat. You can visit Pat at Patzietlowmiller.com. Frank Morrison has always been a creator. In his early days, he channelled his creativity into graffiti art and break dancing. Later, inspired by countless visits to museums, he began focusing on painting, and eventually started illustrating books for children. He is the award-winning illustrator of many books, including Sweet Music in Harlem, I Got the Rhythm, and Stars in the Shadows.

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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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