Heart of a Champion: The Dominique Dawes Story Kim Washburn

Heart of a Champion: The Dominique Dawes Story

Author: Kim Washburn
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Book Title
Heart of a Champion: The Dominique Dawes Story
Author
Kim Washburn
ISBN
9780310722687
Dominique Dawes made history as the first African American woman to win an individual Olympic medal, and her trailblazing story is presented in Heart of a Champion, a biography perfect for readers eight and up, and anyone interested in learning about one of the greatest gymnasts in American history.Long before Gabby Douglas and Simone Biles entered a gym, Dominique Dawes was a young African American girl focused on her dream--and nothing would stop her from reaching it. Although the odds were against her, by the time she was nineteen years old she stood on an Olympic podium to receive a historic gold medal in women's gymnastics, as well as numerous other impressive accolades--including medals in a record three Olympics--over her long career. Discover how her faith in God and hard work led her to become one of the top gymnasts in the world. Let her story and her motto of "determination, dedication, and desire" encourage you to become all you can be, in competition and in life.Heart of a Champion includes a special note from Dominique Dawes contains quotes from and photos of Dominique that follow her life from childhood to her work with President Obama and Michelle Obama on physical fitness is perfect for school reports and assignments is an inspiring story for gymnastics fans as well as anyone with a dream Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Kim WashburnPublisher: ZonderkidzPublished: 05/27/2012ISBN: 9780310722687Pages: 128Weight: 0.20lbsSize: 7.30h x 5.20w x 0.40dReview Citations: CBA Retailers 05/01/2012 pg. 42Booklist 06/01/2012 pg. 84School Library Journal 08/01/2012 pg. 116Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 152829 / Heart of a Champion: The Dominique Dawes StoryReading Level: 8.3 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 3

Dominique Dawes made history as the first African American woman to win an individual Olympic medal, and her trailblazing story is presented in Heart of a Champion, a biography perfect for readers eight and up, and anyone interested in learning about one of the greatest gymnasts in American history.

Long before Gabby Douglas and Simone Biles entered a gym, Dominique Dawes was a young African American girl focused on her dream--and nothing would stop her from reaching it. Although the odds were against her, by the time she was nineteen years old she stood on an Olympic podium to receive a historic gold medal in women's gymnastics, as well as numerous other impressive accolades--including medals in a record three Olympics--over her long career. Discover how her faith in God and hard work led her to become one of the top gymnasts in the world. Let her story and her motto of "determination, dedication, and desire" encourage you to become all you can be, in competition and in life.

Heart of a Champion

  • includes a special note from Dominique Dawes
  • contains quotes from and photos of Dominique that follow her life from childhood to her work with President Obama and Michelle Obama on physical fitness
  • is perfect for school reports and assignments
  • is an inspiring story for gymnastics fans as well as anyone with a dream


Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Kim Washburn
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Published: 05/27/2012
ISBN: 9780310722687
Pages: 128
Weight: 0.20lbs
Size: 7.30h x 5.20w x 0.40d

Review Citations: CBA Retailers 05/01/2012 pg. 42
Booklist 06/01/2012 pg. 84
School Library Journal 08/01/2012 pg. 116

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 152829 / Heart of a Champion: The Dominique Dawes Story
Reading Level: 8.3 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 3

Dominique Dawes made history as the first African American woman to win an individual Olympic medal, and her trailblazing story is presented in Heart of a Champion, a biography perfect for readers eight and up, and anyone interested in learning about one of the greatest gymnasts in American history.

Long before Gabby Douglas and Simone Biles entered a gym, Dominique Dawes was a young African American girl focused on her dream--and nothing would stop her from reaching it. Although the odds were against her, by the time she was nineteen years old she stood on an Olympic podium to receive a historic gold medal in women's gymnastics, as well as numerous other impressive accolades--including medals in a record three Olympics--over her long career. Discover how her faith in God and hard work led her to become one of the top gymnasts in the world. Let her story and her motto of "determination, dedication, and desire" encourage you to become all you can be, in competition and in life.

Heart of a Champion

  • includes a special note from Dominique Dawes
  • contains quotes from and photos of Dominique that follow her life from childhood to her work with President Obama and Michelle Obama on physical fitness
  • is perfect for school reports and assignments
  • is an inspiring story for gymnastics fans as well as anyone with a dream


Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Kim Washburn
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Published: 05/27/2012
ISBN: 9780310722687
Pages: 128
Weight: 0.20lbs
Size: 7.30h x 5.20w x 0.40d

Review Citations: CBA Retailers 05/01/2012 pg. 42
Booklist 06/01/2012 pg. 84
School Library Journal 08/01/2012 pg. 116

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 152829 / Heart of a Champion: The Dominique Dawes Story
Reading Level: 8.3 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 3