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Flying High: The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles

Flying High: The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles

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A lyrical picture book biography of Simone Biles, gymnastics champion and Olympic superstar.

Before she was a record-breaking gymnast competing on the world stage, Simone Biles spent time in foster care as a young child. Nimble and boundlessly energetic, she cherished every playground and each new backyard.

When she was six years old, Simone's family took shape in a different way. Her grandparents Ron and Nellie Biles adopted Simone and her sister Adria. Ron and Nellie became their parents. Simone was also introduced to gymnastics that same year, launching a lifelong passion fueled by remarkable talent, sacrifice, and the undying support of her family.

From her athletic early childhood to the height of her success as an Olympic champion, Flying High is the story of the world's greatest gymnast from author Michelle Meadows and illustrator Ebony Glenn.

Author: Michelle Meadows
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Published: 12/29/2020
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 11.30h x 8.80w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9781250205667
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 3.1
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 511850 / Flying High: The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles


Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 03/15/2020
Booklist 04/01/2020 pg. 39
School Library Journal 10/01/2020 pg. 94
Publishers Weekly 11/16/2020

About the Author

Michelle Meadows is the author of Brave Ballerina: The Story of Janet Collins; Hibernation Station; Piggies in Pajamas; and Super Bugs. She lives in Delaware and loves to write at the beach.

Ebony Glenn is the illustrator of many award-winning books for young readers, including Brave Ballerina: The Story of Janet Collins; Mommy's Khimar; and Not Quite Snow White. She lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia.
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