Nadia Comaneci was born in Romania in 1961. At the age of 14, she created history during the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal by scoring the first ever perfect 10.00 in a Gymnastics event. She became a household name all round the world, after getting six additional perfect scores, and three gold medals at the Montreal Games. She defected to the United States in 1989, and became a US citizen in 2001.
Nadia: The Girl Who Couldn't Sit Stil
Karlin Gray (Author); Christine Davenier (Illustrator)
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (2016)
Ages: 6-9 yrs; Grades 1-4
Review: Amazon Reviews 4.5*, Kirkus Reviews
Starting with A is for Albert, B is for Blackwell, and C is for Clive, the series highlights the contributions made by immigrants to science, art, medicine, and more - to the founding of our nation, our institutions and our ways of living. This series provides a starting point for parents, educators and librarians to shape personal perspectives, create common narratives, and increase awareness of the tremendous impact that immigrants have had on our country.