When all she wanted was to fit in, Tamika Catchings never imagined one day she'd stand out--as a basketball superstar and an inspiration. Catchings faced being set apart by her hearing loss, separation from family, living up to high expectations, and the pain and discouragement of debilitating physical injuries. Yet she reached for the stars with hard work, perseverance, and her faith in God. Through the silence, she found the way to shine.
Catch a Star tells Tamika's story of overcoming: of leading the Indiana Fever to its first championship, being named to the WNBA's All Decade Team, earning four Olympic gold medals, and founding the Catch the Stars Foundation to help young people achieve their dreams. Her story will inspire readers to face their doubts and fears, encouraging them to reach for their own stars, no matter what challenges come their way.
Baker Pub Group/Baker Books
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I don't know what led me to want to read a book on three-time Gold Medalist and WNBA All-Star basketball player Tamika Catchings life. I'm not a basketball fan at all, don't follow the sport and didn't know her name or any of her story. I think I was just looking to expand my reading horizons, and this book caught my eye!
It also held my interest. From the get-go, reading about her home life, her upbringing, her personal story, was interesting.
I admit, I got a little lost in all the stats of her college and career games, but a true sports enthusiast would enjoy that part of it. I was more interested in the person rather than the game. Still, the relationships and activities that made her who she is was good to read.
I found many nuggets of gold towards the end of the book, as she grew in faith and saw God's hand leading her through difficult circumstances and injuries. It is an inspirational story as much as it is a story about an accomplished woman,...
Catchings give a run down not only of her athletic career but also of her development and changes as she moved towards adulthood ,her relationship with Christ and her desire to help others. She walks the waslk and talks the talk . I don't know where you would find a better role model for the youth of Indiana.
I love Tamika's story! She's had a truly remarkable life, and I know her book will inspire countless people. I think the story arc is missing a bit. The pieces of the story seem disjointed and cobbled together, something the co-writer and editor should probably have improved. Otherwise, it's a worthwhile read.
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