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Breakaway: Beyond the Goal
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Alex Morgan became the youngest member of the US women's national soccer team in 2009 and competed in the 2011 FIFA World Cup. She was the first overall pick in the 2011 Women's Professional Soccer draft and landed a spot on the US Olympic women's soccer team in 2012. At the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, held in London, Morgan won her first Olympic medal, a gold, with the American team. In 2015, she achieved her lifelong goal of winning a World Cup trophy, in the most-watched soccer match in US history. She now plays for the Orlando Pride in Orlando, Florida.

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"This inspirational memoir from a soccer champion and Olympic gold medalist will appeal to sports fans and nonathletes alike. . . A great addition to memoir and sports collections in public and high school libraries."--School Library Journal
"[A] natural role model for teens. . . tween and teen soccer fans, particularly those who watched the recent U.S. women's victory in the World Cup, will be eager to get their hands on anything with Morgan's name on the cover."--Booklist
"Author of a best-selling middle-grade sports series, the Kicks, the Olympic gold-medal-winning soccer star Morgan shares her own life story in this YA memoir. Morgan experiences challenges--unanticipated changes in coaching staff, balancing academics and sports, and riding out injuries--but she does so with a positive attitude in a way that makes her a natural role model for teens, particularly teen athletes."--BookList

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