his board book introduces the youngest dreamers to the incredible life of Wilma Rudolph, a remarkable sprinter and Olympic champion. Wilma was born into a family with 22 brothers and sisters, in the segregated South. Despite contracting polio in her early years, Wilma persisted and recovered her strength by the age of 12. At school, Wilma earned the nickname 'Skeeter' (mosquito) as she ran so fast. In the 1960 Olympics Wilma won gold and broke world records with her sprinting. She had beaten polio to become an Olympic champion.