Book: Despite the Height
Author: Ivory Latta
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Basic Description: Bounce Bounce! Despite the Height is the lively, true story of Ivory Latta, one of the smallest women to play for the WNBA. This full-color illustrated book for young readers follows young Ivory as she learns to play basketball, perfect her game, and outplay her big brothers – all despite her height. The book includes a dream journal to help motivate students and inspire conversation.
Arden’s Thoughts: I’m biased here. I love Ivory Latta. She helped make women’s basketball relevant for UNC fans with her hard work, spunky personality, and being DANG good.
So, when I was given the opportunity to review her book I jumped on it. Despite the Height is a fun book for your younger children. Easy to read and beautifully drawn, you’ll find yourself cheering for the child Ivory as much as you cheer for the grown up Ivory.
And this week, my local readers will have several chances to meet the author. Check out the details below and make plans to meet this Wonder Woman!
Rock Hill Signing
When: Thu Jul 20, 2017 4 6pm
Where: Charlotte Avenue Branch YMCA, 402 Charlotte Ave, Rock Hill, SC 29730
Brilliant Sky Toys and Books Signing
When: Fri Jul 21, 2017 11am – 12pm
Where: Brilliant Sky Toys & Books – Charlotte, 9882 Rea Rd G, Charlotte, NC 28277
When: Fri Jul 21, 2017 2–3:30pm
Where: 117 Carolina Crossing Dr, York, SC 29745
When: Fri Jul 21, 2017 5 – 6:30pm
Where: Clover Community Center, 120 Bethel St, Clover, SC 29710
Barnes and Noble Ivory Signing
When: Sat Jul 22, 2017 11am – 1pm
Where: Carolina Place Mall, Pineville, NC 28134