This biography of Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn delves into the childhood, lifestyle, and career of arguably the most accomplished skier in American history. Vonn has won three consecutive World Cup championships and earned an Olympic gold medal in 2010. Her rise to stardom has been bumpy, with two critical obstacles that have tested her multiple times during her career: her turbulent and now estranged relationship with her father, and the many physical injuries sustained because of her notoriously brash style on the slopes. The book discusses the accident that crushed her dream of medaling in the 2006 Olympics and how she overcame this misfortune to win gold in 2010.
"This is a well-researched, interesting and informative biography about Serena Williams. Recommendations: This book (and others in this series) would make a valuable addition to the middle school and high school biographical section. Serena Willams changed the world, and with her sister broke barriers and established records that will endure."
--Tri State Young Adult Book Review Committee, September 2011
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