Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance by Simone Biles
Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance by Simone Biles-250 pages
I enjoyed watching Team USA gymnastics (and all the USA event teams) at the Olympics, so when I saw this on the shelf at the book store I decided I wanted to read it. It chronicles Simone Biles from childhood, when she was adopted by her grandparents (now her "parents") and moved to Spring, Texas at a young age because her biological parents were unable to care for her or her three siblings, to winning three straight World gymnastics championships and Olympic Team and All-Around Gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Her journey along the way, including some tough decisions, makes for a cool, inspiring story for kids and teenagers.