This photo-filled, high-interest biography celebrates the accomplishments of Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, highlighting her lightning-fast rise to becoming the most decorated gymnast in the world.
At 12 years old, Simone Biles was already giving her all to gymnastics. Her passion and drive for the sport pushed her to become the most decorated gymnast in the world. In Women in Sports: Simone Biles, you'll discover what makes her one of the greatest women in sports!
Women in Sports, a high-interest, lower-reading-level series for young readers, celebrates the accomplishments of six amazing female athletes. Photo-filled biographies highlight the courage, dedication, and passion that drove these sports stars to the top of their careers. Glossary words are defined on the page where they appear, boosting reader comprehension.
Gr 4-9–Learn about the fierce women who compete against the best and win. Snowboarder Chloe Kim and gymnast Simone Biles have set new standards in their sports. Elena Delle Donne and Megan Rapinoe are both amazing athletes who advocate for LGBTQ+ rights. Naomi Osaka’s the first Japanese tennis player to win a Grand Slam title. Many of the athletes, including Australian surfer Stephanie Gilmore, are vocal about supporting pay equity. The biographies have just enough information for reports. Reading comprehension questions and suggested activities allow readers to think more deeply about the lives of these influential women. VERDICT If you don’t have any books about these phenomenal women on your shelves, this series is a good place to start.