Beyond the Goal
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As a talented and successful female athlete, Alex Morgan is a role model to thousands of girls who want to be their best, not just in soccer, but in life. The story of her path to success—from playing in the 2011 Women’s World Cup, to winning gold in the 2012 London Olympics, to ranking as one of the National Team’s top scorers—will inspire everyone who reads it.
From her beginnings with the American Youth Soccer Organization to the role she played in winning the 2015 Women’s World Cup, Alex shares the details that made her who she is today: a fantastic role model and athlete who proudly rocks a pink headband.
Praise For Breakaway: Beyond the Goal…
— School Library Journal
"[A] natural role model for teens. . . tween and teen soccer fans, particularly those who watched the recent U.S. women’s victory in the World Cup, will be eager to get their hands on anything with Morgan’s name on the cover."
"Author of a best-selling middle-grade sports series, the Kicks, the Olympic gold-medal-winning soccer star Morgan shares her own life story in this YA memoir. Morgan experiences challenges—unanticipated changes in coaching staff, balancing academics and sports, and riding out injuries—but she does so with a positive attitude in a way that makes her a natural role model for teens, particularly teen athletes."
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 9781481451086, 320pp.
Publication Date: June 6, 2017