Flying High: The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles
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About the Author
Michelle Meadows is the author of Brave Ballerina: The Story of Janet Collins; Hibernation Station; Piggies in Pajamas; and Super Bugs. She lives in Delaware and loves to write at the beach.Ebony Glenn is the illustrator of many award-winning books for young readers, including Brave Ballerina: The Story of Janet Collins; Mommy's Khimar; and Not Quite Snow White. She lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia.
"Readers will see how hard Biles worked, pushing past crushing defeat and leaving high school in order to homeschool, to rise into the Final Five of Team USA at the Olympics. . . The author should be applauded for not shying away from the more difficult parts of her backstory. Glenn's illustrations are full of action, energy, and expressive emotion, and she captures her subject on every page." --Booklist
"Meadows emphasizes resilience, demonstrating how Biles met each failure with persistence, getting back up and trying again. Glenn's clean line-and-color illustrations are at their best in the many vignettes of Biles in motion. One double-page spread, in which 10 separate images trace Biles doing her trademark double layout with a half-twist landing, is electrifying."--Kirkus Reviews