Flying High: The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles
by Michelle Meadows, Illustrated by Ebony Glenn
Publication Date: May 26, 2020
List Price: $18.99
Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
Target Age Group: Picture Book
Imprint: Henry Holt & Company
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers
Parent Company: Holtzbrinck Publishing Group
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 different way. Her grandparents Ron and Nellie Biles adopted Simone and her sister Adria. Ron and Nellie became their parents. Simone was also introduced to gymnastics that same year, launching a lifelong passion fueled by remarkable talent, sacrifice, and the undying support of her family.
From her athletic early childhood to the height of her success as an Olympic champion, Flying High is the story of the world’s greatest gymnast from author Michelle Meadows and illustrator Ebony Glenn.
- Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Sports & Recreation
- Juvenile Nonfiction / Family / Adoption
- Juvenile Nonfiction / Family / Alternative Family
- Juvenile Nonfiction / People & Places / United States / African American
- Juvenile Nonfiction / Sports & Recreation / Gymnastics