Anyone who knows anything about women’s basketball knows about Brittney Griner. Selected as the #1 draft pick in the WNBA in 2013, and holding the record for top shot-blocker ever (in both the men and women’s game), the dunk-happy Griner is said to have fundamentally changed college basketball more than any other player in history. Griner is equally famous for making headlines off the court, as she did when she publicly acknowledged she is gay in a Sports Illustrated interview last April. She’s also been instrumental in leading the nation’s dialog on issues like femininity, body image, and more. Griner’s personal memoir In My Skin explores the highs and lows of her life, the bullying she endured, and the assumptions she has redefined, as well as her passion for the game, and empowers readers to be true to themselves and love who they are on the inside and out.
This moving and inspirational memoir went on sale earlier this month and has already been raved about by Out Magazine, BET, The Huffington Post, and Slate. In My Skin is an excellent addition to any library for teens, LGBT audiences, and general sports fans.