Grace, Gold, and Glory My Leap of Faith

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Zonderkidz #ad - In the 2012 london olympics, us gymnast gabrielle douglas stole hearts and flew high as the All-Around Gold Medal winner, as well as acting as a critical member of the US gold-medal-winning women gymnastics team. In this personal autobiography, and determination, perseverance, Gabrielle tells her story of faith, demonstrating you can reach your dreams if you let yourself soar.

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Courage to Soar with Bonus Content: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance

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Zondervan #ad - Simone biles’ entrance into the world of gymnastics may have started on a daycare field trip in her hometown of Spring, Texas, but her God-given talent, passion, and perseverance have made her one of the top gymnasts in the world, as well as a four-time winner of Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro. But there is more to simone than the nineteen medals—fourteen of them gold—and the Olympic successes.

Here, in her own words, simone takes you through the events, challenges, and trials that carried her from an early childhood in foster care to a coveted spot on the 2016 Olympic team. Along the way, 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 with Bonus Content: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance #ad - Through years of hard work and determination, she has relied on her faith and family to stay focused and positive, while having fun competing at the highest level and doing what she loves.

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I Got This: To Gold and Beyond

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HarperCollins #ad - After winning gold in rio as part of the Final Five, Laurie also earned an individual silver medal for her performance on the balance beam. Be prepared to fall in love with and be mesmerized by America’s newest sweetheart all over again. Nicknamed “the human emoji” for her wide-eyed and animated expressions, Laurie continued to dance her way into everyone’s hearts while competing on the hit reality TV show Dancing with the Stars, where she was the youngest-ever winner of the Mirrorball Trophy.

I Got This: To Gold and Beyond #ad - Poignant and funny, laurie’s story is about growing up with the dream of becoming an Olympian and what it took to win gold. New york times, wall street journal, and usa today bestseller!gold medal-winning olympic gymnast and Dancing with the Stars champion Laurie Hernandez shares her story in her own words in this debut book for fans of all ages—with never-before-seen photos!At sixteen years old, Laurie Hernandez has already made many of her dreams come true—and yet it’s only the beginning for this highly accomplished athlete.

She talks about her loving family, her intense sacrifices, her rigorous training, and her amazing triumphs. A latina jersey girl, laurie saw her life take a dramatic turn last summer when she was chosen to be a part of the 2016 US Olympic gymnastics team.

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Fierce: How Competing for Myself Changed Everything

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers #ad - Aly's road to success was full of hard work, perseverance, and victories, but not without its hardships. Now, in her own words, aly shows what it takes to be a champion on and off the floor, and after her remarkable achievements in two Olympic Games--through her highest highs, and takes readers on a behind-the-scenes journey before, lowest lows, during, and all the moments in between.

No one could have predicted then that sixteen years later, she'd be standing on an Olympic podium, having achieved her dreams. Aly raisman first stepped onto a gymnastics mat as a toddler in a "mommy & me" gymnastics class. Honest and heartfelt, excerpts from the personal journals she's kept since childhood that chronicle memorable moments with her teammates, learn to love themselves, frank and funny, Aly's story is enhanced with never-before-published photos, and hard-won advice for readers striving to rise above challenges, and make their own dreams come true.

Fierce: How Competing for Myself Changed Everything #ad - Aly faced many obstacles, from naysayers who said she'd never make it in gymnastics to classmates who shamed her for her athletic body to a devastating betrayal of trust. The new york times bestseller!discover aly raisman's inspiring story of dedication, perseverance, and learning to think positive even in the toughest times on her path to gold medal success in two Olympic Games--and beyond.

Through it all, aly surrounded herself with supportive family, friends, and teammates and found the inner strength to remain positive and believe in herself.

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Winning Balance: What I’ve Learned So Far about Love, Faith, and Living Your Dreams

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Tyndale Momentum #ad - And she wasn’t sure she was satisfied with where she was with her faith and God. Her loss of the major gymnastics prize everyone expected her to win in Beijing, the all-around Olympic gold medal, was the loss of a dream she’d worked for since childhood. She wasn’t sure who she was anymore. Yet shawn is no stranger to hard work and adversity.

At age 20, american gymnast shawn Johnson is a four-time Olympic gold and silver medalist; a national- and world-champion athlete. Already a popular role model to all ages, in 2009 she captured the national spotlight again when she won the widely popular Dancing with the Stars. And later, she suffered a staggering injury in a skiing accident that forced her life to a halt and made her rethink what was really important.

Winning Balance: What I’ve Learned So Far about Love, Faith, and Living Your Dreams #ad - Could she find the right kind of success in life—the kind that doesn’t involve medals or trophies, but peace, love, and lasting joy? This is the amazing true journey of how the young woman who won an Olympic gold medal on the balance beam became even more balanced. She wasn’t sure what her goals were.

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Finding My Shine

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Shine Publishing #ad - The liukins moved to the united States when Nastia was two and a half, because they wanted to give their daughter every opportunity possible. She also won nine world championship medals four gold and five silver making her one of the most celebrated gymnasts in US history. Nastia was in the spotlight again in 2015 when she became a competitor on Dancing with the Stars, partnered with Derek Hough.

Nastia became a key member of the US team, winning five Olympic medals. That dedication paid off. Nastia’s story is a true American dream. Throughout this book, she delivers her motivational tips toward reaching any goal, overcoming obstacles, and learning how to pick yourself up after the inevitable falls you will have in life.

Finding My Shine #ad - In finding my shine, she shares not only her personal journey of success, but also her biggest challenges, including her career ending fall during the 2012 Olympic Trials that she now says was the defining moment of her life. Born in moscow, russia, her parents were both champion gymnasts in their native country.

Finding my shine is a moving story of a remarkable young woman who won Olympic gold, but whose passion truly lies in inspiring others. She now speaks to girls and young women across the country in the hopes of motivating them to turn their own dreams into reality. Even then, nastia was certain she wanted to be a gymnast, and spent every hour she could in training.

Nastia liukin is an olympic gymnastics all-around gold medalist, but the road to her success was not an easy one.

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The Flip Side

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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers #ad - Olympic gold medalist shawn Johnson writes a delightfully entertaining novel about chasing big dreams and falling in love, all while trying to keep it real. And it’s not easy flying under the radar when you’re aiming for Olympic gold…especially when an irresistible guy comes along and threatens to throw your whole world off balance.

The Flip Side #ad - She may seem like your average high school sophomore—but she’s just really good at pretending. From gold medalist and reality tv star shawn johnson comes an “absorbing portrait of a young athlete’s quest to achieve her Olympic dreams” Kirkus Reviews inspired by her own experiences as an elite teenage gymnast.

Charlie Ryland has a secret. Because outside of school Charlie spends all her waking hours training to become one of the best gymnasts in the world.

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Aly Raisman: Born to Tumble: GymnStars Volume 9

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Creative Media Publishing #ad - Aly’s impressive accomplishment turned her into an overnight celebrity leading to several endorsement offers and a high-profile stint on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. At the 2012 london olympics, Aly Raisman captured more gymnastics medals than any other American woman. In all, the perseverant athlete earned two gold medals and one silver medal.

A children’s biography, aly raisman: born to Tumble will enrapture readers longing to learn more about the hardworking gymnast who rose to become the captain of the Fierce Five.

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Off Balance: A Memoir

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Touchstone #ad - Off balance vividly delineates each of the dominating characters who contributed to Moceanu’s rise to the top, from her stubborn father and long-suffering mother to her mercurial coach, Bela Karolyi. But behind the fame, and the million-dollar smile, the flawless floor routines, her life was a series of challenges and hardships.

But medals, drugs, the most unique aspect of her life is the family secret that Moceanu discovers, and daring escapes aside all of which figure into Moceanu’s incredible journey, murder plots, opening a new and unexpected chapter in her adult life. A multilayered memoir that transcends the world of sports, Off Balance will touch anyone who has ever dared to dream of a better life.

Her pixyish appearance and ferocious competitive drive quickly earned her the status of media darling. In this searing and riveting new york times bestseller, Olympic gold medalist Dominique Moceanu reveals the dark underbelly of Olympic gymnastics, the true price of success…and the shocking secret about her past and her family that she only learned years later.

Off Balance: A Memoir #ad - At fourteen years old, dominique moceanu was the youngest member of the 1996 US Women’s Olympic Gymnastics team, the first and only American women’s team to take gold at the Olympics. Here, her years of hiding injuries and pain out of fear of retribution from her coaches, Moceanu finally shares the haunting stories of competition, and how she hit rock bottom after a public battle with her parents.

A mysterious letter from a stranger reveals that she has a second sister—born with a physical disability and given away at birth—who has nonetheless followed in Moceanu’s footsteps in an astonishing way.

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Gabby Douglas: Golden Smile, Golden Triumph GymnStars Book 4

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Creative Media Publishing #ad - At just 14 years old, gymnast gabby douglas left behind her close-knit family in Virginia Beach, Virginia, to train under Liang Chow, famed coach of Olympic legend Shawn Johnson. The move to iowa was not an easy decision for the focused teenager. For many months, she suffered serious bouts of homesickness.

A children's biography and moonbeam children's book award winner, Gabby Douglas: Golden Smile, Golden Triumph will grab readers as they experience the thrilling path the popular gymnast from the Fierce Five took on her way to becoming Olympic Champion and America's Sweetheart. Still, the girl with the golden smile believed her sacrifice would someday lead her to Olympic gold.

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