Her autobiography catalogues her struggles to excel in parochial school, the first time she played ball with the boys in Queens, her determination to finish college. Chamique's story is inspirational--not just because it's a classic version of the Horatio Alger story haunting every kid with no money and a talent for hoops. Chamique herself comes across as a genuinely talented, hard-working yet modest young woman. As one of her friends from college says, "she's a good girl who went to a Catholic school and had this great support system from her grandmother and her family."
The reader can see that strength of character on every page of "Chamique."