Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance by Simone Biles
Simone Biles’ entrance into the world of gymnastics started on a daycare field trip in her hometown of Spring, Texas. Since then, her talent, passion, and perseverance have made her one of the top gymnasts in the world, earning four gold medals in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
But there is more to Biles than the nineteen total medals—fourteen of them gold—and the Olympic successes. 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. Here, in her own words, Biles takes you through the events, challenges, and trials that carried her from an early childhood in the foster care system to a coveted spot on the 2016 Olympic team.
Along the way, Biles 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.