Meet Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez! Hernandez's life story is examined from her childhood in New Jersey where she began gymnastics at age five, to the 2015 US Junior Title on the way to being chosen for the women's gymnastics team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro where she won one gold and one silver medal. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|BISACS||JNF007100, JNF054110, JNF054060|
|Imprint||Big Buddy Books|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||9.5 x 8.25|
|Guided Reading Level||P|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.1|
|ATOS Interest Level||LG|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||188123|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Detailed maps, Glossary of key words, Index, Reviewed, and Table of contents|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Big Buddy Olympic Biographies – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
The colorful photographs are pleasing. . . . One notable aspect is the inclusion of fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad in the lineup. Librarians will be hard-pressed to find materials on Muhammad for this audience and should consider this title. Pronunciation is provided for more difficult words. . .
Laurie Hernandez (Big Buddy Olympic Biographies) – Booklist
The text describes Hernandez’s rigorous training with Coach Maggie Haney and how she must be homeschooled to fit her practice schedule. The final chapters relate her Olympic events and victories, as well as the Final Five’s post-Olympic celebrity. The book features two-to-four-page chapters; a large font with plenteous white space; short, uncomplicated, yet interesting, sentences (four per chapter); easy vocabulary; and striking color photographs. Text is generally placed on the left page, with a full-page photograph on the facing page. Small inset photographs, text boxes, or charts are superimposed on each page. The popularity of this star ensures this title will be in high demand.