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Fierce : how competing for myself changed everything / Aly Raisman with Blythe Lawrence.

Raisman, Aly, 1994- (author.). Lawrence, Blythe, (author.).

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at SC LENDS.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Anderson - Anderson Main Library 796.4409 Raisman Aly (Text) 22960001577427 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Beaufort - Bluffton Branch T B RAISMAN (Text) 0530006076602 Young Adult Biography Collection Available -
Kershaw - Camden Library YB RAISMAN (Text) 33255003432920 Young Adult Biography Available -
York - Rock Hill Branch YA796.44 RAISMAN (Text) 33205011837594 Young Adult Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316472708
  • ISBN: 0316472700
  • Physical Description: 358 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2017]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Reverse side of book jacket is a poster of the author.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- Supergirls -- Cartwheels -- The A Team -- Getting serious -- Meet the elite -- The Ranch -- American dreamer -- Worlds away -- Pressure cooker -- First taste of gold -- Going pro -- Lows and highs -- The Fierce Five -- Golden summer -- The number four -- A gold of my own -- The Famous Five -- Dancing into a new me -- Together again -- The return -- Body positive -- The survivors -- High anxiety -- Doubt -- The road to Rio -- All-around confident -- The Final Five -- A silver lining -- Balance -- The fierce guide to life.
Summary, etc.:
Aly Raisman first stepped onto a gymnastics mat as a toddler in a "mommy & me" gymnastics class. No one could have predicted then that sixteen years later, she'd be standing on an Olympic podium, having achieved her dreams. But it wasn't an easy road to success. Aly faced obstacle after obstacle, including naysayers who claimed that she didn't have the talent to compete at an elite level and classmates who shamed Aly for her athletic body. Through it all, Aly surrounded herself with supportive family, friends, and teammates and found the inner strength to believe in herself and prove her doubters wrong. In her own words, Aly shows what it takes to be a champion on and off the floor, and takes readers on a behind-the-scenes journey before, during, and after her remarkable achievements in two Olympic Games -- through her highest highs, lowest lows, and all the moments in between. Aly's story is enhanced with never-before-published photos, excerpts from the personal journals she's kept since childhood that chronicle memorable moments with her teammates, and hard-won advice for readers striving to rise above challenges, learn to love themselves, and make their own dreams come true.-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12-18.
Subject: Raisman, Aly, 1994- > Juvenile literature.
Women gymnasts > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Gymnasts > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Women Olympic athletes > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Olympic athletes > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Women Gymnasts > United States > Biography.
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Sports & Recreation.
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women.
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Inspirational & Personal Growth.
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Paranormal & Supernatural.
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Performing Arts / Dance.
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Religion / Judaism.
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Bullying.
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Eating Disorders & Body Image.
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance.
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Olympics & Paralympics.
Raisman, Aly, 1994-
Women gymnasts > United States > Biography.
Gymnasts > United States > Biography.
Women Olympic athletes > United States > Biography.
Olympic athletes > United States > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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