Simone Biles (Women in Sports)

by Mary Hertz Scarbrough (Author)

Reading Level: 4th − 5th Grade
Series: Women in Sports
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. Learn what makes Biles one of the greatest women in sports!
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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.

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Guided Reading Level
High Tide
Publication date
August 20, 2020
Women in Sports
BISAC categories
JNF007120 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Women
JNF007100 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Sports & Recreation
JNF054060 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Sports & Recreation | Gymnastics
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