“Team USA had never won Olympic gold. Until now. In 1996, seven U.S. gymnasts are ready to change everything. Kerri Strug and her teammates are called the Magnificent Seven. Together, they are America’s best chance to win its first team gold medal. After years of training, Kerri wants to do her best for the team. But the competition is tough–and full of surprises! Can Kerri help Team USA make history? After you’ve read the story, don’t miss the bonus content that emphasizes Common Core and today’s renewed interest in nonfiction. Perfect for home, school, and library bookshelves!”
Kaitlin Moore once did a back walkover on the balance beam without falling off. This is still her proudest moment. Unfortunately, she was too clumsy to be an Olympic gymnast. Once she figured this out, she decided to be a writer instead. Now she lives and writes in New York City. She can still do a perfect kick turn on the high beam.