Mary Lou Retton: America’s Sweetheart: GymnStars Volume 5 by Christine Dzidrums
Fifth book in an 11 part, award-winning series.
Tells the inspirational life story of Mary Lou Retton, the most celebrated gymnast in US history, who won the all-around title at the 1984 Olympics.
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
A book for young readers, Mary Lou Retton: America’s Sweetheart tells the inspirational life story of the most celebrated gymnast in United States history. Discover how a young girl from West Virginia achieved her dream of winning gymnastics’ all-around title at the 1984 Olympics. Includes beautiful illustrations, anecdotes from her personal life and career highlights.