In August 2016, American gymnast Simone Biles won four Olympic gold medals! Her irresistible smile, fierce determination, and unbeatable strength have made her a favorite around the world. But before she was a gymnastics star, she lived through the foster care system, trained within an inch of her life, and leaned on her family, friends, and faith to get her through the hard times. Find out how the girl who taught herself to flip on her backyard trampoline blazed a trail in gymnastics with this book from the Trailblazers biography series that celebrates the lives of amazing pioneers, past and present, from all over the world!
In this volume, readers can get inspired by the true story of the most award-winning American gymnast — and imagine what new records she'll set during the Tokyo Olympic Games. Detailed chapters feature black and white illustrations throughout, and frequent sidebars with related information about a variety of topics, from the history of the Olympic Games to details about the American foster care system to a breakdown of the sport of artistic gymnastics. With a timeline, a list of further reading, and more, this is the perfect book for gymnastics fans or anyone who wants to celebrate the sport's Greatest of All Time!