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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 differen
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Hardcover, 40 pages
Published December 29th 2020 by Henry Holt & Company
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Raven Black
Dec 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
The only reason this is not a five is I wanted more. I guess I need to read a full length biography of her now. With that said, this is a great early introduction to Simone Biles. Any kid who enjoys gymnastics would want to read. The illustrations are great and the afterwards about some key points in Biles' life are given. The part that makes this book practically perfect is that while it is a telling of her actual life, it reads as a story of a young girl finding her place, finding what makes h ...more
Ben Truong
Jan 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
Flying High: The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles is a children's picture book written by Michelle Meadows and illustrated by Ebony Glenn. It centers on gymnast Simone Biles who enchanted the world during 2016 Summer Olympics.

Simone Arianne Biles is an American artistic gymnast. With a combined total of 30 Olympic and World Championship medals, Biles is the most decorated American gymnast and the world's third most decorated gymnast (to date).

Meadows's text is rather simplistic, straigh
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Amy
I love Simone Biles and was so excited to introduce her to my 7-year old daughter but I didn’t realize how basic this biography is about her. It is definitely written for young children (3-6 years old) and provides a very brief overview of how she started gymnastics. The rhyming was good and the illustrations were OK, nothing memorable.
Annamarie Carlson (she, her)
Follow the childhood and gymnastic success of the amazing Simone Biles, from her time in foster care to her adoption by her grandparents and her perseverance as a gymnastics champion. By the same author-illustrator duo as Brave Ballerina--I'm looking forward to more from these two! ...more
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Jan 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
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Danielle
Dec 29, 2020 rated it liked it
The artwork is beautiful, and I'm so glad that Biles is being remembered with this lovely book. She's an icon and I hope this is just one of many that will tell her story. ...more
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