Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance by Simone Biles
Considered by some to be the most-talented gymnast who has ever lived, Simone Biles is loved the world over for her ready smiles and fun-loving nature. Having won a mind-blowing total of 19 Olympic and World Championship medals, many are unaware that Simone’s early childhood was in foster care. This story – in her own words – is one of a girl who climbed from the very depths of tragedy to achieve the highest accolades possible for a female gymnast (and who interestingly also once scored two zeros in the same competition for a vault). Simone’s impossible dream will be certain to inspire readers of every age, serving to remind them that anyone else can do the same with the right amount of courage and willingness to face challenges head-on.
Aimed at – teens and young adults