Grace, Gold, and Glory by Gabrielle Douglas
My Leap of Faith

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The Olympic champion's autobiography highlights her road to gold, but it doesn't exactly sound like the voice of a teenager
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In the 2012 London Olympics, US gymnast Gabrielle Douglas stole hearts and flew high as the All-Around Gold Medal winner, as well as acting as a critical member of the US gold-medal-winning women gymnastics team. In this personal autobiography, Gabrielle tells her story of faith, perseverance, and determination, demonstrating you can reach your dreams if you let yourself soar.

 

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Gabrielle Douglas is a two-time Olympic gold medalist. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she made history, becoming the first US gymnast to take home a team and an individual gold medal in the same Olympics. Gabrielle began her training at age six, and became the Virginia State Champion only two years later. When she was fourteen, she left her family in Virginia Beach to train with coach Liang Chow in Des Moines, Iowa. Under Chow's guidance, and with tremendous faith in God's plan for her, Gabrielle competed in the Olympic Trials and walked away with the only guaranteed spot on the team. Since her Olympic triumph, Gabrielle has used her platform to inspire millions with a powerful message: With hard work and persistence, any dream is possible. Visit her online at www.gabrielledouglas.comMichelle Burford is a Harvard-trained journalist in Manhattan and a founding editor of O, The Oprah Magazine. Though she has visited nearly three dozen countries on six continents and interviewed scores of folks along the way, she'd never once even attempted a cartwheel until the day she watched Gabby claim the Olympic gold medal. One month and two enormous bumps on the forehead later, Michelle teamed up with Gabby to bring you the story behind the story. To check out more of Michelle's creations, swing by www.michelleburford.com.
 
Published November 27, 2012 by Zonderkidz. 224 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Young Adult, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction
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Guardian

Below average
Reviewed by Emma G. Keller on Dec 04 2012

The Olympic champion's autobiography highlights her road to gold, but it doesn't exactly sound like the voice of a teenager

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Examiner

Excellent
Reviewed by Blythe Lawrence on Dec 05 2012

"Grace, Gold and Glory" is an exceptional introduction of that person and her story.

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Excellent
Reviewed by Kimberly Schroeder on Dec 06 2012

Her memoir serves as an intricate roadmap from birth to Douglas’ historical journey to London.

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The Christian Post

Excellent
Reviewed by Christine Thomasos on Dec 09 2012

Instead of lashing out at her critics, Douglas explained overcoming negativity with a positive mindset.

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