“All at once I know. Shoes don‘t matter. Not as long as we‘ve got our feet.”
I would love to use this book as a lesson in diversity because it talks about the diverse living situations of two different girls from the same town
Published in 2016- this story is about how differences in where you are from and what you have in life do not dictate your strengths and weaknesses as a person. It‘s about friendship and love for one another. This book is a fictional biography but it is realistic for children because they will all experience something similar to this in their lifetimes
The Quickest Kid in Clarksville by Pat Zietlow Miller published in 2016 was such a cute fun loving book to read. It is about a girl named Alta and she is the fastest in her town. But a girl named Charmaine comes in with new shoes that Alta doesnt have. At first they race and try to see who is faster but in the end, all they cared about was their running hero Wilma Rudolph. They came together at the parade for Wilma and became friends. amazing book
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The long holiday weekend is delaying some of the picture books I requested, so I took to Overdrive to pick a few out!
From the author of Be Kind, my “B“ book for this challenge, Alta is looking forward to seeing her idol, Olympic champion Wilma Rudolph, in a local parade. Set in the segregated South and inspired by true events, I love the friendship message and rhythmic prose! Beautifully written and illustrated.
#MusicalNewYear Day 30: Everybody knows that Alta is the fastest girl in all of Clarksville. Well, everybody, that is except for the new girl in town named Charmaine. it didn‘t help that Charmaine just had to say that she got herself brand new shoes – perfect for running, and even more perfect for the parade welcoming Wilma Rudolph in town - #CarryingTheBanner indeed to welcome Olympic Winner, Rudolph. My review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-cbX
Great picture book about some young girls who are huge fans of Wilma Rudolph. Wonderful rhythm and illustrations, and my 5-year old son was absolutely thrilled to find out, in the endnotes, that Wilma Rudolph is a real person who really was that fast.