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The Quickest Kid in Clarksville

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The Quickest Kid in Clarksville

Written by Pat Zietlow Miller with illustrations by Frank Morrison

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? THE QUICKEST KIDS IN CLARKSVILLE is a timeless story of dreams, determination and the power of friendship.

The Quickest Kid in Clarksville
Written by Pat Zietlow Miller with illustrations by Frank Morrison