Mary Lou Retton (Paperback)

America's Sweetheart: Gymnstars Volume 5

By Christine Dzidrums, Lyle Lopez (Illustrator)

Creative Media Publishing, 9781938438387, 52pp.

Publication Date: February 24, 2014

List Price: 8.99*
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Description

A book for young readers, Mary Lou Retton: America's Sweetheart tells the inspirational life story of the most celebrated gymnast in United States history. Discover how a young girl from West Virginia achieved her dream of winning gymnastics' all-around title at the 1984 Olympics. Includes beautiful illustrations, anecdotes from her personal life and career highlights.


About the Author

Christine Dzidrums holds a bachelor's degree in Theater Arts from California State University, Fullerton. She has written biographies on many inspiring women: Joannie Rochette, Yuna Kim, Shawn Johnson, Nastia Liukin, The Fierce Five, Gabby Douglas, Sutton Foster, Kelly Clarkson, Idina Menzel and Missy Franklin. Christine's first novel, Cutters Don't Cry, won a Moonbeam Children's Book Award. She also wrote the tween book Fair Youth and the beginning reader books Future Presidents Club and the Princess Dessabelle series. Ms. Dzidrums lives in Southern California with her husband, three children and two dogs. www.ChristineDzidrums.com @ChristineWriter.