In this young reader’s edition of Hope Solo’s exciting memoir, the Olympic champion and starting goalkeeper for the U.S. women’s national soccer team gives readers behind-the-scenes details of her life both on and off the field. With more than 5 million girls now playing soccer in the U.S., Solo offers a fearless and forthright female role model for the next generation, driven to succeed on her own terms. Young fans will truly be inspired by her story. Hope’s repeated triumphs over adversity—from her tough childhood to her benching during the 2007 World Cup after her dad’s death to her return after surgery—will resonate with tweens. Hope’s relationship with her dad, in all its sweetness and sorrow, is the central theme, as he instilled in her the athlete’s mentality that defines her. Hope has never played it safe, which is what makes her a fitting hero—as an athlete and a woman. Hope’s relentless will to succeed has molded her into the person and the athlete she is today—one of the most charismatic athletes in America.
Hope will play a huge role in the Summer 2012 Olympic Games, and fans will be hungry for the inside story of this dazzling soccer dynamo. And soccer fans of all ages will love the full-color action shot poster of Hope, which includes her signature, and the exclusive Q&A with Hope in the back of the book!