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The quickest kid in Clarksville  Cover Image Book Book

The quickest kid in Clarksville / by Pat Zietlow Miller ; illustrated by Frank Morrison.

Miller, Pat Zietlow, (author.). Morrison, Frank, 1971- (illustrator.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781452129365
  • ISBN: 1452129363
  • ISBN: 1338157620
  • ISBN: 9781338157628
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A Junior Library Guild selection."--Front flap of dust jacket
Formatted Contents Note:
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? -- from dust jacket.
Summary, etc.:
Growing up in the segregated town of Clarksville, Tennessee, in the 1960s, Alta's family cannot afford to buy her new sneakers--but she still plans to attend the parade celebrating her hero Wilma Rudolph's three Olympic gold medals.
Target Audience Note:
490L lexile
Decoding: 3 (medium) Vocabulary: 5 (very hard) Sentences: 3 (medium) Patterns: 5 (very hard) Lexile.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader LG 2.9 0.5 179984.
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.9 0.5 179984.
Awards Note:
2017 Notable Children's Trade Book/Social Studies.
Subject: Rudolph, Wilma, 1940-1994 > Juvenile fiction.
African American girls > Tennessee > Clarksville > Juvenile fiction.
Role models > Juvenile fiction.
Parades > Tennessee > Clarksville > Juvenile fiction.
Segregation > Tennessee > Clarksville > Juvenile fiction.
Clarksville (Tenn.) > History > 20th century > Juvenile fiction.
Rudolph, Wilma, 1940-1994 > Fiction
African Americans > Fiction
Role models > Fiction
Parades > Fiction
Segregation > Fiction
Running > Fiction
Clarksville (Tenn.) > History > 20th century > Fiction
Genre: Picture books.

Available copies

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Slater Public Library - Griswold.


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