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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In My Skin: My Life On and Off the Basketball Court
Hailed by ESPN as triner world’s most famous female basketball player, Brittney Griner, the dunking phenom and national sensation who is shattering stereotypes and breaking boundaries, now shares her coming-of-age story, revealing how she found her strength to overcome bullies and to embrace her authentic self.
Brittney Griner, the No. But “the sport’s most transformative figure” Sports Illustrated is equally famous for making headlines off the court, for speaking out on issues of gender, sexuality, body image and self-esteem. At 6’8″, with an inch wingspan and a size 17 shoe men’sthe Phoenix Mercury star has heard every vicious insult in the book, enduring years of taunting that began in middle school and continues to this day.
Through the highs and lows, Griner has learned to remain true to herself, rising above the haters trying to take her down.
Review: IN MY SKIN by Brittney Griner
In her heartfelt memoir, she reflects on painful episodes in her life and describes how she came to celebrate what makes her unique–inspiring lessons she now shares.
Filled with all the humor and personality Griner has become known for, In My Skin is more than a glimpse into one of the most original personalities in sports; it’s also a powerful call to readers to be true to themselves, to love who they are on the inside and out.
WNBA star Griner’s memoir explores her childhood, college basketball experience at Texas’s Baylor University, and transition to playing professionally for the Phoenix Mercury.
Examining serious issues such as body image, bullying, sexual identity, and gender, the author b. While the six-foot-eight-inch tall Griner openly embraces both her self-image and her sexuality as a lesbian, she dealt with hurtful insults and bullying for years and struggled with anger as a result.
The author gracefully mh prickly topics including her views on Baylor’s antihomosexuality policy and griher challenging relationships with her father and with Baylor coach Kim Mulkey.
Written in a straightforward, conversational tone, this autobiography feels accessible, openhearted, and genuine, although rather premature for such a young athlete. As a boundary-breaking figure in women’s birttney, Griner displays a determination to overcome the obstacles in her life that serves as a relatable, inspiring example for all those facing bullying. Verdict Best suited to general readers interested in basketball, bullying, LGBT issues, or female identity in sport.
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Women basketball players — United States — Biography. Branch Library formerly East Delavan Branch. Summary Hailed by ESPN as the world’s most famous female basketball player, Brittney Griner, the dunking phenom and national sensation who is shattering stereotypes and breaking boundaries, now shares her coming-of-age story, revealing how she found her strength to overcome bullies and to embrace her authentic self.
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