My Shot: Balancing It All and Standing Tall


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$17.99  $16.55
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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5.5 X 8.2 X 0.8 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Elena Delle Donne has been a professional women's basketball player since 2013, when she was selected by the Chicago Sky second overall in the WNBA draft. She was the 2015 WNBA MVP and won the gold medal with the USA's women's basketball team in the 2016 Olympics. She is the global ambassador for the Special Olympics and became the first national ambassador for the Lyme Research Alliance. Elena also plays host to De11e Donne Academy, a basketball camp that runs throughout the year, where she mentors and coaches girls ages seven to eighteen. She now plays for the Washington, DC, Mystics.


"Elena Delle Donne is one of the great role models in sports today. She's a terrific athlete who has written a wonderful book that is riveting, compelling and honest. Elena's story is an inspiration to anyone who loves and plays sports."--Christine Brennan, USA Today sports columnist, CNN and ABC News commentator, best-selling author
"Ahh, I love how candid and real Elena is in this book. No, everything is not perfect and she gives so many wonderful insights on how much pressure we put on ourselves as young women and equally important, how to deal with that pressure in a healthy and positive way. Because when you lose the idea of making everyone else happy, you begin the joyful process of living life courageously."--Julie Foudy, Two-time FIFA World Cup Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist
"Inspiring in many ways, this will be meat and potatoes to girls with their own basketball aspirations."--Kirkus Reviews
"Elena is one of the brightest stars in our game today and an iconic role model. My Shot reveals not only her competitive spirit, but most importantly her character and commitment to her craft. This relatable story will provide inspiration to young athletes everywhere, regardless of sport."--Lisa M. Borders, WNBA President
"Sports lovers, especially girls, will find an encouraging story of a sports celebrity who was able to deal with the challenges that came her way."--VOYA
"The difficulties she's experienced--a best friend's suicide, chronic Lyme disease, stress, injuries, team defeats, bad press--make her heartfelt advice to young people powerful and true."--Booklist
"Sports-minded teens will devour this fast-paced narrative."--School Library Journal