WNBA center Kayla Alexander writes, illustrates children’s book: ‘The Magic of Basketball’
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Alexander’s goal with her first children’s book was to share valuable lessons of hard work and perseverance while also creating a character she searched for as a young girl. Growing up, Sky center Kayla Alexander searched the pages of her favorite children’s books for faces with skin the same color as hers, natural hair that matched her texture and curls and strong female athletes she recognized.

She didn’t see anyone like her in the books or in the authors creating...

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