Author(s): Laurie Hernandez
At sixteen years old, Laurie Hernandez has already made many of her dreams come true-and yet it's only the beginning for this incredible athlete and Olympic gymnast. A Latina Jersey girl, Laurie saw her life take a dramatic turn in 2016 when she was chosen to be part of the US Olympic gymnastics team. After winning gold in Rio -as part of the Final Five, Laurie also earned an individual silver medal for her performance on the balance beam. She then danced her way into everyone's hearts while competing on-and winning!-the hit reality TV show Dancing with the Stars. Now Laurie is sharing the true story of her path to Olympic gold and where her phenomenal talents will take her next. From her loving family to her rigorous training, from her career-threatening injuries to her road to recovery, from her intense sacrifices to her amazing triumphs -Laurie pulls back the curtain on her own life and reveals exactly what it took to make her dreams come true. She will tell you what it's like to be Laurie Hernandez; she will motivate you, inspire you, and make you believe. Book jacket.