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They Better Call Me Sugar: My Journey from the Hood to the Hardwood

de Sugar Rodgers

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In unflinchingly honest prose, Sugar Rodgers shares her inspiring story of overcoming tremendous odds to become an all-star in the WNBA. "WNBA All-Star Sugar Rodgers doesn't hold back in her memoir." --New York Amsterdam News "They Better Call Me Sugar is fabulous--so infinitely readable and engaging. Sugar Rodgers is such a clear-eyed and thoughtful writer and a huge inspiration. There are so many young people I can't wait to give this book to." --Jacqueline Woodson, author of Brown Girl Dreaming, former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature "If it is one thing many of us have been doing a lot lately is spending more time curling up with favorite books of ours. Our book games have been strong lately and that is always a positive. Here is a very athletic way to heighten that need for read--add a dash of Sugar to your bookshelves." --Beyond the W "Rodgers wrote the book for her younger self, but the book is perfect for young readers, starting in middle school, and also young athletes. Rodgers' goal is to use her toughest moments to inspire those who read it." --The Black Sportswoman "In her inspiring and candid debut memoir, WNBA star Sugar Rodgers opens up about her challenging youth and her path to college, a successful career and a fulfilling, empowered life." --Ms. Magazine "Rodgers' memoir...personally details a young girl growing up in dire poverty in Suffolk, Va., who lost her mother when she was a teenager, saw both of her siblings go in and out of prison, and witnessed shootings in her neighborhood. Yet she kept on striving." --Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder "Describing her upbringing under less-than-ideal conditions in Suffolk, [Sugar's book] has gotten some quality reviews." --Virginian-Pilot "An inherently compelling memoir...A simply fascinating and ultimately inspiring story." --Midwest Book Review Growing up in dire poverty in Suffolk, Virginia, Sugar (born Ta'Shauna) Rodgers never imagined that she would become an all-star player in the WNBA (Women's National Basketball Association). Both of her siblings were in and out of prison throughout much of her childhood and shootings in her neighborhood were commonplace. For Sugar this was just a fact of life. While academics wasn't a high priority for Sugar and many of her friends, athletics always played a prominent role. She mastered her three-point shot on a net her brother put up just outside their home, eventually becoming so good that she could hustle local drug dealers out of money in one-on-one contests. With the love and support of her family and friends, Sugar's performance on her high school basketball team led to her recruitment by the Georgetown Hoyas, and her eventual draft into the WNBA in 2013 by the Minnesota Lynx (who won the WNBA Finals in Sugar's first year). The first of her family to attend college, Sugar speaks of her struggles both academically and as an athlete with raw honesty. Sugar's road to a successful career as a professional basketball player is fraught with sadness and death--including her mother's death when she's fourteen, which leaves Sugar essentially homeless. Throughout it all, Sugar clings to basketball as a way to keep herself focused and sane. And now Sugar shares her story as a message of hope and inspiration for young girls and boys everywhere, but especially those growing up in economically challenging conditions. Never sugarcoating her life experiences, she delivers a powerful message of discipline, perseverance, and always believing in oneself.… (més)
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Sugar Rodgers shares her inspiring story of overcoming tremendous odds to become an all-star in the WNBA. She honed her skills as a young girl growing up in Suffolk, VA, by shooting hoops with neighborhood drug dealers before eventually being recruited by the Georgetown Hoyas, making her the first person in her family to attend college. She graduated Georgetown as a three-time AP Honorable Mention All-American, an English major as well the leading scorer of all time.

As a prolific three-point shooter, she was drafted by the Minnesota Lynx in 2013. She also played several seasons with the New York Liberty before being traded to Las Vegas in 2019. She was named to the WNBA All-Star team for her 2017 season with the New York Liberty. Rodgers is now an assistant coach for Georgetown Hoyas women's basketball team program in the NCAA Division I Big East Conference.

The story of Ta'Shauna “Sugar” Rodgers is inspiring and motivating. The book grips you from the beginning and all the way to the end. The telling of her life challenges, heartbreaks, and struggles to overcome her environment yet still stay positive and connected to her family is a great story of triumph and resilience. Sugar's mother, who had played basketball herself in high school, died in 2005 from lupus, and her father died in July 2012.

This memoir will make a great gift for a young daughter or teen who is aspiring to play basketball for the WNBA. ( )
  Onnaday | Jun 20, 2022 |
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I am a big fan of the Seattle Storm Basketball team and love watching the WNBA games. I read this book with that point of view. I loved it. It is a good story of how this young woman found her way through a path with plenty of "road blocks" to both play on a professional team, and in the end of the book she is working in the administration of the WNBA. I am a sucker for a "rags to riches" story. ( )
  maggie1944 | Apr 25, 2022 |
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'They Better Call Me Sugar' by Sugar Rodgers is a frank, compelling memoir about Rodgers' experience growing up in Suffolk, Virginia and achieving a career in the WNBA despite an overwhelming number of obstacles. Although targeted at a younger audience the books is honest, and does not gloss over the realities of growing up in an extremely poor neighborhood full of gang violence. She also does not shy away from describing where she struggled and hurt, and when and how she needed help. One of the most compelling aspects of her story is her family's and community's commitment to helping her succeed as best they can. Even with few resources, and many of their own hardships it is clear that her family showed her so much love, and what a difference that made to her life.
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Wow. This is a heart wrenching, yet inspiring and encouraging story. Before Sugar Rogers became an all-star player in the WNBA, she was a young girl, living in poverty and earning average grades in school. However, Sugar was rich with family support and love. Her mom supported her golf and basketball games. Her dad helped her out whenever he could. When she began playing basketball and golf, other community peoples assisted and supported her as much as possible. Sugar's young life was filled with sad and tragic events. However, with determination, discipline, love and passion for her skills and talent, Sugar worked hard to become an excellent basketball player. ( )
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Sugar Rodgers is a five star WNBA star and her memoir ranks five stars as well. It is a very honest telling of a childhood full of love of family and struggles to make it in a difficult community in Virginia. Sugar plays Basketball with drug dealers and beats them at her game. She is a true athlete and tries out several sports, including golf at which she excels, but its the round ball that wins her heart and finally gets her across the finish line. Along the way, she, sadly, loses family members and gains the respect of those around her. This is an inspiring, not preachy, book for young people - not just athletes - because it is about trying your hardest, figuring out how to "make it happen" and humbly accepting your rewards. ( )
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In unflinchingly honest prose, Sugar Rodgers shares her inspiring story of overcoming tremendous odds to become an all-star in the WNBA. "WNBA All-Star Sugar Rodgers doesn't hold back in her memoir." --New York Amsterdam News "They Better Call Me Sugar is fabulous--so infinitely readable and engaging. Sugar Rodgers is such a clear-eyed and thoughtful writer and a huge inspiration. There are so many young people I can't wait to give this book to." --Jacqueline Woodson, author of Brown Girl Dreaming, former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature "If it is one thing many of us have been doing a lot lately is spending more time curling up with favorite books of ours. Our book games have been strong lately and that is always a positive. Here is a very athletic way to heighten that need for read--add a dash of Sugar to your bookshelves." --Beyond the W "Rodgers wrote the book for her younger self, but the book is perfect for young readers, starting in middle school, and also young athletes. Rodgers' goal is to use her toughest moments to inspire those who read it." --The Black Sportswoman "In her inspiring and candid debut memoir, WNBA star Sugar Rodgers opens up about her challenging youth and her path to college, a successful career and a fulfilling, empowered life." --Ms. Magazine "Rodgers' memoir...personally details a young girl growing up in dire poverty in Suffolk, Va., who lost her mother when she was a teenager, saw both of her siblings go in and out of prison, and witnessed shootings in her neighborhood. Yet she kept on striving." --Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder "Describing her upbringing under less-than-ideal conditions in Suffolk, [Sugar's book] has gotten some quality reviews." --Virginian-Pilot "An inherently compelling memoir...A simply fascinating and ultimately inspiring story." --Midwest Book Review Growing up in dire poverty in Suffolk, Virginia, Sugar (born Ta'Shauna) Rodgers never imagined that she would become an all-star player in the WNBA (Women's National Basketball Association). Both of her siblings were in and out of prison throughout much of her childhood and shootings in her neighborhood were commonplace. For Sugar this was just a fact of life. While academics wasn't a high priority for Sugar and many of her friends, athletics always played a prominent role. She mastered her three-point shot on a net her brother put up just outside their home, eventually becoming so good that she could hustle local drug dealers out of money in one-on-one contests. With the love and support of her family and friends, Sugar's performance on her high school basketball team led to her recruitment by the Georgetown Hoyas, and her eventual draft into the WNBA in 2013 by the Minnesota Lynx (who won the WNBA Finals in Sugar's first year). The first of her family to attend college, Sugar speaks of her struggles both academically and as an athlete with raw honesty. Sugar's road to a successful career as a professional basketball player is fraught with sadness and death--including her mother's death when she's fourteen, which leaves Sugar essentially homeless. Throughout it all, Sugar clings to basketball as a way to keep herself focused and sane. And now Sugar shares her story as a message of hope and inspiration for young girls and boys everywhere, but especially those growing up in economically challenging conditions. Never sugarcoating her life experiences, she delivers a powerful message of discipline, perseverance, and always believing in oneself.

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