This book reads easily and well. I wish it didn't use "I" references as much but that is super minor. That is completely a stylistic thing and does not take away from the story or the strength of her message. You will quickly get engulfed not just in the story behind her running career but also her as a person. Literally, anyone of any age can read this book and enjoy it-- meaning kids or adults.
She followed her dream from a very young age and even moved from Jamaica to the United States per her family. She moved her and it is amazing how much work she put in and how much support she had to have to continue with her running dreams. It makes you realise how much support we all need in furthering our dreams. If you don't have that, then you realise how much it is needed.
She had it all-- and that is such a blessing to see a family that stands by their child that way to be able to foster their dreams right to the world track. And her sister standing by her. It is amazing that every step of the way was full of nothing but support and makes you realise how much we can be a support to others.
The other thing that is great about this book and its readability is the fact that you can read this book even if you don't understand the jargon of the sport. Track and Field is not a hard sport to understand and yet she shows you through her experiences rather than listing all technicalities of the sport all that you need to know about it.
She walks through everything she had been through in a way to inspire others especially little girls to follow their dreams! This will definitely be a book I will share with my daughter.
I give this book ☀☀☀☀☀ because of the readability for all ages.
For as long as four-time Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross can remember, life has been measured in seconds—the fewer, the better.
The Jamaican-American sprinter has been a star track and field athlete since she first began racing, ranking No. 1 in the world and bringing home Olympic and World Championship accolades. A role model for runners around the world, Sanya’s incredible success is matched only by her spirit both on and off the track.
From her early days running in Jamaica to her final race, Sanya shares the importance of determination, courage and faith. She uses the 4 Ps—push, pace, position and poise—a model created by her coach, Clyde Hart, to approach and tackle every obstacle. In her book, Sanya reveals how these strategies have helped her and will help kids learn how to run their best race in life.