In Jackie Joyner-Kersee’s autobiography, she writes of the challenges she faced early on while becoming a track and field athlete. She speaks of her first experiences on an all-girls track team and the strength and perseverance she faced in competition. By building on her talents and not giving up, Jackie became an Olympic medaled athlete. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Medallion, 2010)
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