Kerri Strug and the Magnificent Seven (Totally True Adventures) (Paperback)

How USA's Gymnastics Team Won Olympic Gold

By Kaitlin Moore

Random House Books for Young Readers, 9780553521740, 112pp.

Publication Date: May 3, 2016

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Hardcover (5/3/2016)

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Description

Can Kerri Strug help Team USA win Olympic gold? Discover an inspiring American gymnastics story with this unforgettable Totally True Adventure.
 
In 1996, seven gymnasts—the Magnificent Seven—are America’s best chance to win its first team gold medal. Kerri Strug is one of them. After years of training, Kerri wants to do her best for the team. But the competition is tough—and full of surprises! Can Kerri help Team USA make history?
 
This nonfiction chapter book makes an exciting moment in Olympic history accessible for younger readers and features illustrations, photographs, a glossary, Common Core connections, and additional Story Behind the Story facts.
 
Perfect for readers of the I Survived and Who Was . . . ? series, Totally True Adventures are captivating nonfiction stories with not-to-be-missed bonus content.


About the Author

Kaitlin Moore once did a back walkover on the balance beam without falling off. This is still her proudest moment. Unfortunately, she was too clumsy to be an Olympic gymnast. Once she figured this out, she decided to be a writer instead. Now she lives and writes in New York City. She can still do a perfect kick turn on the high beam.