Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Catch A Star by Tamika Catchings with Ken Petersen

When all she wanted was to fit in, Tamika Catchings stood out and felt left out, never knowing one day she'd stand out--as a basketball superstar and an inspiration. She faced being set apart by her hearing loss, separated from family, living up to high expectations, and the pain and discouragement of debilitating physical injury. Yet she reached for the stars with hard work, perseverance, and her faith in God. Through the silence, she found the way to shine.

Catch a Star tells Tamika's story of overcoming: of leading the Indiana Fever to its first championship, being named one of the WNBA's top fifteen players in history, earning three Olympic gold medals, and founding the Catch the Stars Foundation to help young people achieve their dreams. Her story will inspire readers to face their doubts and fears, encouraging them to reach for their own stars, no matter what challenges come their way.

Available @ Amazon as well as other retailers

About the Author

Tamika Catchings of the Indiana Fever was the WNBA's 2011 MVP. A three-time Olympic gold medalist and nine-time WNBA All-Star, Catchings was a four-time All-American and a member of the National Champion University of Tennessee Lady Vols under legendary Coach Pat Summitt. Catchings' story of overcoming adversity, growing in faith, and achieving success despite the many challenges she's faced inspires the boys and girls served by her foundation, Catch the Stars, in Indianapolis.

Ken Petersen is a veteran in the book publishing industry. He has written numerous books in the categories of memoir, motivation, self-help, and theology, and he's coached a number of authors in writing and publishing. He lives with his wife, Rita, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Here is what I thought......
I have always enjoyed biographical type books. I am also a big fan of sports. So this book was perfect for me. I remember watch Tamika play when I was a kid. Tennessee Women's basketball has always been a thing of beauty and getting to read about one of those awesome players was a lot of fun. What I liked about Tamika's story was the fact that she never blamed anyone else for her problems big or small. She made it her mission to work twice as hard as everyone else. Now even though this was to keep others from making fun of her disability, she learned that it helped her to be the best ball player she could be. It gave her an edge that many others didn't have. I also enjoy reading about people who put God first and live their faith. I think this book would be great for pre-teens and teens who are struggling to fit in or are picked on or bullied, because she shows you, you don't have to listen to them. You can be anything you want to be and it doesn't matter what others think. I have enjoyed reading this book very much and I can't wait to let my daughters read it.
Thank you to Revell for the opportunity to review this book. A positive review was not required.

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