In this young readers' edition of Hope Solo's exciting life story, adapted from Solo: A Memoir of Hope, the Olympic gold medalist and starting goalkeeper for the U.S. women's national soccer team gives readers behind-the-scenes details of her life on and off the field. Solo offers a fearless female role model for the next generation, driven to succeed on her own terms. Young fans will truly be inspired by Hope's repeated triumphs over adversity. Her relentless spirit has molded her into the person she is todayone of the most charismatic athletes in America.
A huge player in the Summer 2012 Olympic Games, Hope shares her inside story in her own words, for soccer fans of all ages!
Look inside Signed poster and exclusive all-new Q&A with Hope Solo!
About the Author
Hope Solo, one of the most charismatic athletes in America, is widely regarded as the best women's goalkeeper in the world. An Olympic gold medalist, she has been a member of the U.S. national team since 2000 and has appeared on the covers of Sports Illustrated and ESPN The Magazine. At the 2011 World Cup, FIFA awarded her the Adidas Golden Glove as the tournament's top goalkeeper. A prominent spokeswoman for Gatorade and Nike, she starred on the hit reality show Dancing with the Stars. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
Ann Killion is a columnist with Sports Illustrated and a regular commentator on Comcast TV. She has covered the past nine Olympics and the last three Women's World Cups, and was a sports columnist at the San Jose Mercury News for twenty years.