Courage in Her Cleats: The Story of Soccer Star Abby Wambach


Author: Kim Chaffee


Illustrator: Alexandra Badiu

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Famous goal-getter Abby Wambach blazes her way from competitive girl to fearless leader of the legendary US Women’s National Soccer Team in a career full of incredible victories and crushing losses.

As a child, Abby Wambach was loud and clear about what she wanted and what she didn’t, and she didn’t want to be left out of any competition—especially soccer.

In this powerful biography, readers will dance and dart down fields with Abby as she slingshots--balls thwump… whiz… whoosh--straight into goals, sweating and scoring her way from school league leader to U.S. Women’s National Team star.

The story follows Abby through both success and setbacks because while even pro athletes miss goals, face losses, and can get injured, determined Abby has always been tougher than her toughest challenge.

Readers will cheer on this talented fan favorite as she kicks the legendary U.S. Women’s team toward Olympic fame, while also being reminded that there’s just as much inspiration in Abby’s struggles as in her victories.