Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance

Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance

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Overview

In Courage to Soar, the official autobiography from four-time Olympic gold-winning and record-setting American gymnast Simone Biles, Simone shares how her faith, family, passion, and perseverance against tremendous odds made her one of the top athletes and record-breaking gymnasts in the world—and how you too can overcome challenges in your life.

In this book, Simone shares:

  • how she has relied on her faith and family to stay focused and positive
  • the ways she’s continued competing at the highest level and having fun doing what she loves
  • behind-the-scenes looks at gymnastics events, including the 2016 Olympics
  • the events, challenges, and trials that carried her from an early childhood in foster care to a coveted spot on the U.S. Olympic team and worldwide stardom

Simone Biles’ entrance into the world of gymnastics may have started on a field trip in her hometown of Spring, Texas, but her God-given talent, along with drive to succeed no matter the obstacle, are what brought her to the national spotlight during the Olympic Games and have catapulted her ever since—including 25 World Championship medals. But there is more to Simone than the accomplishments.

Inside this book, Simone shares the details of her inspiring personal story—one filled with the kinds of daily acts of courage that led her, and can lead you, to even the most unlikely of dreams.

Courage to Soar:

  • presents a positive role model for young girls
  • a great read leading up to the Tokyo Olympic Games
  • is an ideal gift for birthdays, holidays, or to celebrate important achievements
  • is perfect for school assignments and reports
  • contains an eight-page, full-color photo insert, as well as a full-color poster of Simone in action on the back of the book jacket
  • is an inspirational story for fans of gymnastics, and anyone looking for motivation

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310759669
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 11/15/2016
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 234,725
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile: 990L (what's this?)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Simone Biles is a four-time Olympic gold medalist and a three-time World all-around gymnastics champion. In 2015 at the World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, she became the only female gymnast to ever win three consecutive all-around titles. She is also the most decorated American female gymnast, with a total of nineteen medals, fourteen of them gold. Simone, who was born in Ohio and later adopted by her grandparents in Texas, began her training at age 6. During a serendipitous day care field trip to Bannon’s Gymnastix, a coach recognized Simone’s natural talent and sent home a letter to her parents, requesting that they enroll her in a class. Simone rose quickly through the sport’s levels, and in 2011, she began her junior elite career at the American Classics in Huntsville, Texas, where she placed third all-around. Amid a few setbacks in the following two seasons, Simone rebounded in 2013 to claim the first of her three all-around World Championship titles. With her strong faith in God and her triumph against the odds, Simone is inspiring millions to dream big and follow their hearts.


Michelle Burford is a #1 New York Times bestselling collaborative writer and a founding editor of O, The Oprah Magazine. She is a Harvard-trained journalist whose work has taken her to more than 35 countries on six continents. A native of Phoenix, Michelle now resides in New York City. Visit her online at www.Michelle Burford.com

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