We read The Quickest Kid In Clarksville, by Pat Zietlow Miller today. This story is about a little girl named Alta, who prides herself on being the quickest kid in Clarksville, just like Wilma Rudolph, who was also from Clarksville, Tennessee. In fact, Wilma Rudolph is going to be celebrated in a parade in her hometown the next day. But a new girl comes to town who has fancy tennis shoes and challenges Alta to a race. Ask me to tell you about what happens when the two girls race. We talked about how Clarksville was still segregated, and that Wilma Rudolph had said she would only appear in the parade if African Americans and whites could stand together in the parade. The town agreed, and it was one of the first desegregated events in the town.
Have a nice evening, and be safe! It seems like there could be more icy roads tonight and tomorrow.