They Better Call Me Sugar: My Journey from the Hood to the Hardwood

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Price
$15.95  $14.83
Publisher
Black Sheep
Publish Date
Pages
176
Dimensions
5.2 X 8.2 X 0.8 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781617759291

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About the Author

Sugar Rodgers is a professional basketball player and current Assistant Coach for the Las Vegas Aces. She honed her skills as a young girl growing up in Suffolk, VA, by shooting hoops with neighborhood drug dealers before eventually being recruited by the Georgetown Hoyas, making her the first person in her family to attend college. She graduated Georgetown as the leading scorer of all time, and was drafted by the Minnesota Lynx in 2013. She also played several seasons with the New York Liberty before being traded to Las Vegas in 2019. She was named to the WNBA All-Star team for her 2017 season with the New York Liberty.

Reviews
WNBA champion Rodgers reflects on her childhood and road to athletic glory . . . Encouraging tidbits will stay with readers, such as, 'Stars are stars because they work hard even when the lights are not on' . . . This memoir . . . has a bold bounce.-- "Kirkus Reviews"
[Rodgers] now has a new goal: sharing her story with others. She certainly accomplishes that in this raw, compelling memoir of a girl growing up in difficult circumstances but with the wits, confidence, and drive that made her an All-Star. An inspiring autobiography.-- "Booklist"
Rodgers's childhood and conflicts are ones many readers will be able to identify with and find hope in her motivation.-- "School Library Journal"
They Better Call Me Sugar is fabulous--so infinitely readable and engaging. Sugar Rodgers is such a clear-eyed and thoughtful writer and a huge inspiration. There are so many young people I can't wait to give this book to.--Jacqueline Woodson, author of Brown Girl Dreaming, former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature
In her inspiring and candid debut memoir, WNBA star Sugar Rodgers opens up about her challenging youth and her path to college, a successful career and a fulfilling, empowered life.-- "Ms. Magazine"