Courage to Soar

Courage to Soar

A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance

Book - 2016
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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.

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.

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780310759669
Branch Call Number: J 796.44092 Biles
Characteristics: 250 pages : colour illustrations ; 24cm
Additional Contributors: Retton, Mary Lou 1968-
Burford, Michelle


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Jun 07, 2017

Very easy reading book chock full of events that would lead up to one of the greatest gymnastic athlete in the world. It was nice to have read the backstory first before watching her compete on 2017 Dancing With The Stars. I had a much better understanding of her.

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