Starred Review, School Library Journal, September 2007:
"The prose is rhythmic and has the cadence of the street, and it’s a treat to read aloud … [T]his is an affecting tribute to a great athlete, and a story to both enjoy and inspire."
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, August 27, 2007:
"[A] sharp evocation of her spirited and appealingly pricky personality. Boys and girls of all levels of athleticism will find much inspiration in these pages."