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250 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
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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.
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.