Hailed by ESPN as the world’s most famous female basketball player, Brittney Griner, the dunking phenom and national sensation who is shattering stereotype.. . Brittney Griner, the second-leading career scorer at the top level of and ultimately liberating memoir, “In My Skin: My Life on and Off the. Brittney Griner, 6’8” wunderkind of women’s basketball, shows herself to be one of the latter types of athletes in her memoir, In My.
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As such, it becomes a little to self-focused in parts.
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The resulting portrait can be wickedly unflattering. Sep 26, Brittany L.
I was inspired reading her story and learning about the hardships she has overcome to be the amazing and unique young woman she is. I had never thought about what life was like in her skin, so I read her book. Refresh and try again. Anyway I highly, highly recommend In My Skin. We all make mistakes in life and she is open about them which I really admire.
One thing I like about autobiographies, whether ghost written or not, is that the reader gets a glimpse into the lives of the people that we hear about often but rarely know. I understan I was thinking young young young young as I read this, and then I paused and realised that I’d better check how old Griner is.
In my skin : my life on and off the basketball court
I read this because I was curious about how Brittney Griner would describe her experience playing basketball at Baylor, specifically her experience as a gay athlete at a school that has a written policy prohibiting both homosexual acts and activities that advocate on behalf of homosexuals.
Two things I enjoyed about this book was that included basketball lingo basketball language and it also classified terms really well. I loved this book!
Worked for a bit of light brtitney. The world’s most famous female basketball player shares her coming-of-age story, revealing how she found the strength to overcome bullies and to embrace her authentic self.
Griner comes across as a sympathetic person and the depiction of her relationship with her father is interesting, but much of this account is rather guarded, particularly about coming out and the status of athletes at Baylor. Birttney gave us so much enjoyment, every time she played. It’s mainly a promotional exercise. He is an assistant editor for the online literary journal Spartan spartanlit.
Through the highs and lows, Griner has learned to remain true to herself, rising above the haters trying to take her down. May 18, Shaylo rated it it was amazing. The fight continued at Baylor University, for whom Griner was the best player on the championship-winning team.
I would recommend this book to people who enjoy sports and who enjoy watching basketball. Branch Library formerly East Delavan Branch. The descriptive language really helped gain a sense of things she went through and as I was reading I bgittney connect with what she was saying.
If she helps one young person know they are not alone, her book will be a success.
Apr 07, Jaylia rated it liked it. If you know Brittney at all you Mar 07, Jory rated it liked it.
This can lead into a discussion about imagery and the importance of allowing your reader to visualize as they read. As her coach at Baylor U.
The world’s most famous female basketball player shares her coming-of-age story, revealing how she found the strength to overcome bullies and to embrace her authentic self At six foot eight with an eighty-eight-inch wingspan and a size 17 men’s shoe, Phoenix Mercury star and three-time All-American Brittney Griner has been shattering stereotypes and breaking boundaries ever since she burst onto the national scene as a dunking high school phenom. It was interesting for me because I was able to relate in some of the sport sit In My Skin: Customers who bought this item also bought.
It would not, in a better world, be very difficult for Griner to find acceptance. Her entire basketball career—started almost accidentally at the beginning of high school—feels, in the book, like it almost slides by in the background of a much broader and universal story of a girl growing into a woman and looking to be loved. I have been fascinated by her since seeing her on TV for several years during March Madness.
Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. It’s a very serious book. Though Britteny only spends a sentence on what Kim put her daughter through, Kim herself has on occasion spoken on the issue of how unfairly she treated her own daughter.