Gabby Douglas: Golden Smile, Golden Triumph: GymnStars Volume 4 by Christine Dzidrums
Fourth book in an 11 part, award-winning series.
Chronicles the thrilling path the popular gymnast from the Fierce Five took on her way to becoming Olympic Champion and America’s Sweetheart.
The GymnStars Biography Series – Various authors
Every gymnast has an idol which he or she aspires to be like and is ultimately inspired by. GymnStars is an 11 part, award-winning book series which tells the career and personal life stories of 11 different gymnasts who each achieved the highest heights possible in their sport. These include older legends such as Mary Lou Retton (Volume 5), Nadia Comaneci (Volume 7) and Olga Korbutt (Volume 10) as well as more up-to-date stars such as Simone Biles and Aly Raisman.
Aimed at – a wide-age group audience depending on the volume – from 5 years and up
At just 14 years old, gymnast Gabby Douglas left behind her close-knit family in Virginia Beach, Virginia, to train under Liang Chow, famed coach of Olympic legend Shawn Johnson. The move to Iowa was not an easy decision for the focused teenager. For many months, she suffered serious bouts of homesickness. Still, the girl with the golden smile believed her sacrifice would someday lead her to Olympic gold.
A children’s biography and Moonbeam Children’s Book Award Winner, Gabby Douglas: Golden Smile, Golden Triumph will grab readers as they experience the thrilling path the popular gymnast from the Fierce Five took on her way to becoming Olympic Champion and America’s Sweetheart.