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Heart of a Champion (Zonderkidz Biography Series (Zondervan))

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The story of Olympian gymnast, Dominique Dawes, who won her first Olympic gold medal in 1996 at the age of 19, then went on to inspire and encourage kids to achieve their goals.


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The story of Olympian gymnast, Dominique Dawes, who won her first Olympic gold medal in 1996 at the age of 19, then went on to inspire and encourage kids to achieve their goals.


Dominique Dawes made history as the first African American woman to win an individual Olympic medal, and her trailblazing story is presented in Heart of a Champion, a biography perfect for readers eight and up, and anyone interested in learning about one of the greatest gymnasts in American history.


Long before Gabby Douglas and Simone Biles entered a gym, Dominique Dawes was a young African American girl focused on her dream-and nothing would stop her from reaching it. Although the odds were against her, by the time she was nineteen years old she stood on an Olympic podium to receive a historic gold medal in women's gymnastics, as well as numerous other impressive accolades-including medals in a record three Olympics-over her long career. Discover how her faith in God and hard work led her to become one of the top gymnasts in the world. Let her story and her motto of "determination, dedication, and desire" encourage you to become all you can be, in competition and in life.


Heart of a Champion:

includes a special note from Dominique Dawes contains quotes from and photos of Dominique that follow her life from childhood to her work with President Obama and Michelle Obama on physical fitness is perfect for school reports and assignments is an inspiring story for gymnastics fans as well as anyone with a dream

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his lifelong struggle to bring equality, justice, and peace to his native country of South Africa. In 1986, he was elected Archbishop of Cape Town, the highest position in the Anglican Church in Southern Africa. Today Archbishop Tutu chairs the Elders, an independent group of global leaders working to promote the shared interests of humanity. In 2009 Tutu received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor. He is known for his great love for children, as well as his powerful and profound understandin

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