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Courage to Soar

A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance” is as engaging as Simone Biles herself. It offers a candid look at how a young Simone Biles went from imitating gymnast’s moves during a school field trip to capturing the attention of the world one powerful flip at a time. It chronicles Simone’s advancement from early competition to being invited to the prestigious gymnastics training center operated by Bela and Martha Károlyi to commanding the stage at international competitions, including the Olympics. “Courage to Soar” also honestly describes how a young girl eager to go to high school and hang out with friends copes with the rigors needed to be the greatest gymnast of all time. This is a must-read for anyone fascinated with Simone Biles or who are striving to follow their own passion.

Widely available in hardcover, paperback and e-edition.
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Received 4.8 out of 5 stars on Amazon and Apple Books

What other people are saying

“A fascinating look backstage at the world of competitive gymnastics through the eyes of a world champion.”

“Her faith and her bubbly personality are apparent on every page. I highly recommend it to anyone who has been impressed watching Simone Biles perform.”

“Thank you for sharing your story! Thank you for sharing your wonderful family! Thank you for being willing to learn and be vulnerable in this excellent story.”

“I could not put this book down! I loved reading about every mountain this energetic little lady learned to soar above, and every bump in the road she left behind her.”

“The book tells of her life’s triumphs and setbacks as well as life lessons she learned along the way. Finished this in one day. Couldn’t put it down.”

“I loved how authentic she was. She described bad moods, bratty behavior, disappointments along with the triumphs. That authenticity made it relatable and useful for me even though I’m not an athlete.”

“Simone’s qualities of work ethic and fearlessness, as described in this book, mean that nothing, inside gymnastics or outside, is off limits for this once in a generation talent.”