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A Kind of Grace by Sonja Steptoe

A Kind of Grace

by Sonja Steptoe

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Abridged Edition
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With a world record in the heptathlon, the national record in the long jump, and 6 Olympic medals, Jackie Joyner-Kersee is arguably the world's greatest female athlete. But her life story reads as one of pitfalls as well as triumphs. Jackie's poor family grew up in a house in East St. Louis once described as little more than wallpaper and sticks. Later, she experienced discrimination on the athletic field, struggled to keep her family together after her mother's untimely death, and suffered through a controversial marriage to coach Bob Kersee. But Jackie overcame these obstacles, as well as injuries and life-threatening asthma, in a poignant testament to the power of desire, dedication, and determination.

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