My shot : balancing it all and standing tall by Delle Donne, Elena (#1291RL7)


My shot : balancing it all and standing tall

by Delle Donne, Elena
Hardcover Simon & Schuster BFYR, 2018


From the Publisher
Elena Delle Donne, 2015 WNBA MVP and 2016 Olympic gold medalist, shares her inspirational story of being a young basketball prodigy who gave up an impressive basketball scholarship for family and self-discovery.

Elena Delle Donne has always forged her own path. During her first year of college, she walked away from a scholarship and chance to play for Geno Aurriema at UConn--the most prestigious women's college basketball program--so she could stay in her home state of Delaware and be close to her older sister, Lizzie, who has several disabilities and can only communicate through hand-over-hand signing.

Burned out and questioning her passion for basketball, she attended the University of Delaware and took up volleyball for a year. Eventually she found her way back to her first love, playing basketball for the Blue Hens, ultimately leading them, a mid-major team, to the Sweet Sixteen. She went on to become the second overall selection during the 2013 WNBA draft and the WNBA's 2015 MVP.

Elena Delle Donne delivers a powerful and motivational story of overcoming the challenges of competitive sports through balancing hard work and the support of a loving family.
Reviews & Awards
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  • School Library Connection, 03/01/18
  • School Library Journal, 04/01/18
  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA), 12/01/17
Product Details
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster BFYR
  • Publication Date: March 13, 2018
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Dewey: 796.323
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: xv, 253 pages ; 22 cm
  • Tracings: Durand, Sarah, author.
  • ISBN-10: 1-53441-228-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-53441-228-6
  • Follett Number: 1291RL7
  • Interest Level: 5-8
  • Reading Level: 6.5
  • ATOS Book Level: 6.5
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 10
  • AR Quiz: 196651EN
  • Lexile: 970L