The Heart of the Storm: A Biography of Sue Bird

Little Bigfoot. (Growing to Greatness). Mar. 2022. 48p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9781632172884.
Gr 2-4–An exciting full-color spread of Bird’s final three-point shot for the Seattle Storm in the last seconds of Game 5 of the 2018 WNBA Semifinals gives way to a traditional chronological biography, from Bird’s active childhood on Long Island to her high school and college career through her professional history. Even when injured, as during her freshman year at the University of Connecticut, she worked hard to learn everything she could about the sport from the sidelines. Rooney paints active figures adeptly and dynamically, and also conveys the characters’ relationships through their expressions. Back matter includes more information about Bird’s life on and off the court, Title IX, Bird’s awards and accomplishments, a time line, and a glossary.
VERDICT An in-depth look at a modern sports role model, perfect for sports fans’ shelves.

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