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La ragazza che imparò a volare. (The girl who learned to fly)

La ragazza che imparò a volare. (The girl who learned to fly)


The true story of Simone Biles,the greatest gymnast ever!

Simone Biles’ is an epic story of sport that shows that the courage to believe in yourself and overcome prejudice wins every time.Simone is 143 cm small, yet as a gymnast she’s a giant! She has broken every world record there is to break, won 23 world medals, had two jumps named after her, jumps that only she can do, and will be competing in her last ever Olympics. Simone’s life—and her difficult past, her ability to fight back,the gymnasium she founded—are described through the eyes of a young African American girl who dreams of becoming a gymnast even though everyone says she doesn’t have the right body for it. Simone and her story are proof that dreams come true!

Illustrations by Elisa Macellari

Genre: Teenagers

Publishing house:

Mondadori Libri S.p.A.

Year of publication: 2020

Published in: Milano

Number of pages: 120

Price: €15

ISBN: 9788804728368

Foreign rights manager: Veronica Broglio -

La ragazza che imparò a volare. (The girl who learned to fly)

Viviana Mazza

VIVIANA MAZZA born in Catania in 1978, is  a journalist for the newspaper Corriere della Sera, she writes for the foreign news desk about the stories of men and women from Alaska to Pakistan. She’s been one of the first reporters telling the story of Malala (more than 90.000 copies in Italy).

Other translations:
Storia di Malala (Brazil, France, Germany, Japan) - Il bambino Nelson Mandela (Brazil), Guerrieri di sogni (Germany) - Greta. La ragazza che sta cambiando il mondo (Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Romania)