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Author Biles, Simone, 1997- author.

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

Publication Info. Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2016]
2016

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  796.44 B492Bb 2016    ---  Available
 Pittsburg 1st Fl Young Adult Non-Fiction  YA BIO Biles    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Description 250 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
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Contents 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 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.
Audience Ages 13-17.
Subject Biles, Simone, 1997- -- Juvenile literature.
Biles, Simone, 1997-
Olympic Games (31st : 2016 : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) -- Juvenile literature.
Olympic Games (31st : 2016 : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Women gymnasts -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American women athletes -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women Olympic athletes -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women gymnasts -- United States -- Biography.
African American women athletes -- United States -- Biography.
Women Olympic athletes -- United States -- Biography.
Gymnasts -- United States -- Biography.
Athletes -- United States -- Biography.
Gymnastics -- Biography.
Christian biography.
Biles, Simone, 1997-
Gymnasts -- United States -- Biography.
Athletes -- United States -- Biography.
Biles, Simone, 1997- (OCoLC)fst01941724
Olympic Games. (OCoLC)fst01408249
Gymnasts. (OCoLC)fst00949630
Gymnastics. (OCoLC)fst00949583
Christian biography. (OCoLC)fst00858936
Athletes. (OCoLC)fst00820027
African American women athletes. (OCoLC)fst00799476
Women gymnasts. (OCoLC)fst01177723
Women Olympic athletes. (OCoLC)fst01765098
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Biles, Simone, 1997-
Gymnasts -- Biography.
Athletes -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Christian biography.
Autobiographies. (OCoLC)fst01919894
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Young adult literature.
Autobiographies.
Added Author Burford, Michelle, author.
Retton, Mary Lou, 1968- writer of foreword.
ISBN 9780310759669 (hardcover)
0310759668 (hardcover)
9780310759485
031075948X

 
    
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