About the Author
Julie Foudy, a retired American professional soccer midfielder, is a two-time World Cup Champion, a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, and an Olympic Silver Medalist. In 2007, she was inducted into the US National Soccer Hall of Fame. In addition to her work on the field, she has served the Women's Sports Foundation as both its president and as one of its board members, and she currently serves as the director and the founder of the Julie Foudy Leadership Academy. --Este texto se refiere a la edición audioCD.
From School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up—Olympic medalist and soccer star Foudy founded a sports academy to help girls develop leadership skills through soccer. It is from this program that Foudy mined her source material. She begins with an examination of self and moves outward to team, school, community, and life. Along the way, the author taps friends and colleagues to share their personal stories of leadership. These voices are quite varied and include a young Paralympic star with cerebral palsy, an Irish teen who did not become defeated when leading scientists told her that her experiments wouldn't work, journalist Robin Roberts, and soccer star Mia Hamm. Foudy offers easy exercises for readers and asks them to develop a "choose to matter" plan as a way to improve their community. The book is eye-catching, with whimsical design elements, and the text is written in an unaffected style that will not intimidate. VERDICT Large collections could use this title to foster leadership skills.—Elizabeth Kahn, Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy, Avondale, LA --Este texto se refiere a una edición agotada o no disponible de este título.