The Quickest Kid in Clarksville


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
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ISBN:

9781452129365

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

40

RRP:

$32.99

Category:

Kids & Young Adult

Publisher:

Chronicle Books

Published:

01 March 2016

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Pat Zietlow Miller