“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
written by Gabrielle Douglas, published by Zondervan, c. 2013
Grade level 4-7
Synopsis: Olympic Gold-medalist gymnast, Gabby Douglas, discusses her life and gymnastics and has full-color photos interspersed among the text.
Rationale for classroom use: This autobiography will interest young gymnasts and students who watched the Olympics last year. The reading is in short, informational text style and the many pictures will help struggling readers connect while they will inspire students to set high goals.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.3 Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.7 Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.