How to Solve a Problem: The Rise (and Falls) of a Rock-Climbing Champion


Author: Ashima Shiraishi

Illustrator: Yao Xiao

From Ashima Shiraishi, one of the world’s youngest and most skilled climbers, comes a true story of strength and perseverance—in rock climbing and in life.

To a rock climber, a boulder is called a “problem,” and you solve it by climbing to the top. There are twists and turns, falls and scrapes, and obstacles that seem insurmountable until you learn to see the possibilities within them. And then there is the moment of triumph, when there’s nothing above you but sky and nothing below but a goal achieved.

“Both a riveting narrative and an excellent guide for young readers to try, try again.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“[Ashima’s] beliefs in learning from each fall and that learning from failure is a superpower are sure to empower any person facing a problem. Engrossing and inspiring.” —Booklist

An inspiration to young readers.”—School Library Journal