Simone Biles: Epic Athletes
Illustrator: Marcelo Baez
Acclaimed sports journalist Dan Wetzel scores a perfect ten with this uplifting middle-grade biography of gold medal gymnast Simone Biles!
In the 2016 Summer Olympics, Simone Biles dazzled gymnastics fans across the globe with each jaw-dropping backflip, spin, and jump she landed. Her record-breaking performance catapulted her to the top of the sport, and she quickly became a hero to young people.
But well before Simone faced Olympic trials on the balance beam and rings, she confronted real-life challenges as a kid, as she moved in and out of foster care. With the support and love of her grandparents, plus her unwavering drive to make history on the ultimate stage in sports, she grew into an incredible role model and activist for the #MeToo movement—and one of the greatest athletes of our time.
JLG Release: Sep 2020
8 3/10" x 5 2/5"
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A
Henry Holt and Company, Inc.
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Violence: Sexual Assault/Rape Reference/Discussion
Simone Biles (1997- ), Thirty-first Olympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2016), US women gymnasts, Biography, African American women athletes, Women Olympic athletes, Family life,