Shawn Johnson: Gymnastics’ Golden Girl: GymnStars Volume 1 by Christine Dzidrums and Leah Rendon
First book in an 11 part, award-winning series.
Chronicles the life and career of Shawn Johnson who captivated the world at the 2008 Beijing 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
Shawn Johnson, the young woman from Des Moines, Iowa, captivated the world at the 2008 Beijing Olympics when she snagged a gold medal on the balance beam. Shawn Johnson: Gymnastics’ Golden Girl chronicles the life and career of one of sport’s most beloved athletes