Fishman, Jon Simone Biles 32 pgs. Lerner, 2017. $8.99. Content: G.
Readers discover the amazing Olympic Gymnast Simone Biles. It jumps right into the action at an event, then travels back to her childhood. While there is much focus on her gymnastics training and abilities, the author also includes many facts about her life, which will really help students readers to relate to her. Filled with well-chosen photographs and includes a glossary of important words.
This is a fantastic biography. It’s current, well written, and inspiring. Simone’s biography could work well for sports fans, accomplished women, and inspiring African Americans. I would add this to my library in a heartbeat.
EL –ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.