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Chamique Holdsclaw: My Story Paperback – April 3, 2001


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Aladdin (April 3, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689835922
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689835926
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.2 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,690,801 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gr. 6-12. With admirable humility, young basketball great Holdsclaw relates difficulties growing up with bickering parents, who eventually lost custody of both Holdsclaw and her brother to their grandmother June, an unwavering emotional anchor. The text, written with Frey's assistance, moves smoothly as it reveals how Holdsclaw's athletic talent first made her feel like an outsider, then, later, enabled her to achieve in high school and college, and eventually brought her accolades as Rookie of the Year for the WNBA's Washington Mystics. Throughout, the athlete is both frank and realistic about herself, even including insight into her much-publicized clashes with Tennessee coach Pat Summitt. By the end, she's made clear what's most important in her life and reverently credits her own wisdom to her beloved grandmother. She comes across as an inspiring role model for readers, no matter what their dreams. A color photo insert is included. Roger Leslie
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on March 7, 2002
Format: Paperback
This story is about Chamique's life and everything she went through to play for the WNBA. Her life was never easy she had lots of promblems all through out her life. What of the worst things she faced was getting separated from her mother at a early age. She spent most of her life with her grandma who she will never forget, her mom had a drinking promblem and spent most of her time away from Chamique. Chamique also had a little brother that she took care of. She lived in a apartment with her grandma and brother, she played basketball in the park near her house, while girls were busy brushinhg their hair Chamique was busy beating the boys and practicing. This is a awesome book and if you enjoy watching the WNBA or any basketball you should read this book and learn what it takes to get to the top.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jodi Hanauer on November 10, 2002
Format: Paperback
Chamique Holdsclaw: My Story is a powerfully inspirational book recommended for people to read in 5th grade or up. It tells the story of how Chamique went from the projects of Astoria, Queens to having a successful basketball career at the University of Tennessee where she won 3 National Championships to being picked #1 in the draft by the WNBA Washington Mystics. Throughout everything Chamique has put her family first, especially her grandmother. This is a well-paced book that you can read quickly, and it has a feel-good story to it as well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on March 11, 2002
Format: Paperback
This is a awesome book keeps the reader wanting to read. You see what it takes to get to the top Chamique's life was never easy but she made it through all the hard times with her brother and grandma by her side. This book is 2 thumbs up.
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By Patricia Gingerich on September 2, 2014
Format: Paperback
Great book! Too bad she lost her path to stardum! Wish she was still in WNBA!
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