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Courage to soar : a body in motion, a life in balance / Simone Biles ; with Michelle Burford ; [foreword by Mary Lou Retton].

Biles, Simone, 1997- (author.). Burford, Michelle, (author.). Retton, Mary Lou, 1968- (writer of foreword.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780310759669
  • ISBN: 0310759668
  • ISBN: 9780310759485
  • ISBN: 031075948X
  • Physical Description: 250 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2016]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword: The power of a dream / Mary Lou Retton -- Decision day -- Spring -- True home -- Doing backflips -- Shady arbor way -- A novena -- Leveling up -- Daydreamer -- Bar release -- Game change -- New normal -- Redemption -- Wheels up -- Saving graces -- Just like practice -- The warehouse -- Staying grounded -- Bora-Bora -- The final five.
Summary, etc.:
Simone Biles' entrance into the world of gymnastics may have started on a daycare field trip in her hometown of Spring, Texas, but her God-given talent, passion, and perseverance have made her one of the top gymnasts in the world, as well as a four-time winner of Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro. But there is more to Simone than the nineteen medals -- fourteen of them gold -- and the Olympic successes. Through years of hard work and determination, she has relied on her faith and family to stay focused and positive, while having fun competing at the highest level and doing what she loves. Here, in her own words, Simone takes you through the events, challenges, and trials that carried her from an early childhood in foster care to a coveted spot on the 2016 Olympic team.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 13-17.
Subject: Biles, Simone, 1997- > Juvenile literature.
Olympic Games (31st : 2016 : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) > Juvenile literature.
Women gymnasts > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
African American women athletes > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Women Olympic athletes > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Biles, Simone, 1997-
Gymnasts > United States > Biography.
Athletes > United States > Biography.
Biles, Simone, 1997-
Olympic Games.
African American women athletes.
Women gymnasts.
Women Olympic athletes.
United States.
Biles, Simone, 1997-
Gymnasts > Biography.
Athletes > United States > Biography.
Genre: Christian biography.
Nonfiction.
Autobiographies.
Biographies.
Juvenile works.
Autobiographies.