>In her new picture book Raising the Bar, Olympic gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas, 17, takes readers inside her world.

Gabby (in ’05) started gymnastics at age 6.

“We keep in touch on Twitter,” writes Gabby of her mat mates (in ’03).

Her Iowa host mom Missy: “Such a blessing in my life.”

With her celeb crush Ian Somerhalder.

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