It’s been such a thrill to watch athletes from around the world compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. To mark this special occasion I found two books about young women who made history at previous Olympic events, one is an American gymnast, the other from Romania. Whatever country you root for, these games inspire!
Both books are about two young highly talented Gold Medal winning Olympic gymnasts.
Gabby Douglas (Amazing Athletes) by Jon M. Fishman Published by Learner Publications (2012) Age Range: 6-9 years.
Nadia: The Girl Who Couldn’t Sot Still by Karlin Gray (Author), Christine Davenier (Illustrator), Published by HMH Books for Young Readers (2016) Age Range: 6-9 years.