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Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2016]
©2016
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250 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24cm.
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9780310759669 (hardcover)
0310759668 (hardcover)
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957748125
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1489981
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796.44092
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<p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Along the way, Simone shares the details of her inspiring personal story--one filled with the kinds of daily acts of courage that led her, and can lead you, to even the most unlikely of dreams.</p>
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Who can forget the radiant smile and inexhaustible energy of four-feet-eight, 19-year-old Simone Biles, Olympian gymnast? This inspiring and humorous memoir details how Simone, with the help and support of her family, coaches, faith, and friends, succeeded in winning five Olympic medals in 2016, four gold and a bronze. After a brief time in foster care, Simone was six when she and her younger sister were adopted by her grandparents (whom she refers to as her mom and dad). Flipping on the family trampoline and an unexpected daycare trip to the local tumbling gym sparked her love of gymnastics. Despite her rookie success, she missed being selected for the USA women's junior team by one spot and was too young to compete in the 2012 Olympics. But success was in her future, due in part to her incredible support system her parents even built their own gym. Simone is admirable, but it's the unwavering support of her family and coaches that will make a lasting impact on readers.--Rawlins, Sharon Copyright 2017 Booklist
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