Moore, Kaitlin Kerri Strung and the Magnificent Seven (Totally True Adventure) 90 pgs. Random House, 2016. $4.99 Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G Violence: G
This is the true story of Olympic medal winner gymnast Kerri Strung. It spans from her early childhood, where her love of gymnastics started, to her teen years where the dreams were fulfilled. Includes many illustrations and a few images.
This is a fantastic book with themes of hard work, sacrifice, and perseverance. It couldn’t function as a full biography since it ends in her teen years, but gymnastic fans would love to read this. I don’t have a ton of requests for gymnastic books, but if this is a popular sport at your school or you have an athlete biography collection, pick this one up.
EL –OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.