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Love & justice : a story of triumph on two different courts

Moore, Maya (author.). Thrasher, Travis, 1971- (author.). Irons, Jonathan (author.). Stevenson, Bryan, (writer of foreward.).

Summary: "A journey for justice turned into a love story when Maya Moore, one of the WNBA's brightest stars, married the man she helped free from prison, Jonathan Irons. Jonathan was only sixteen when he was arrested for a crime he did not commit. Maya Moore's family met Jonathan through a prison ministry program in 1999 and over time developed a close bond with him. Maya met Jonathan in 2007, shortly before her freshman year at the University of Connecticut, where she became one of the most heralded women's basketball players in collegiate history. She visited him often throughout the years, as well as sending him letters and books as he fought for his freedom; ultimately, she became a strong voice for prosecutorial changes. She stunned the sports world when she announced in February 2019 that she would step away from her career in women's basketball, in part so she could help Jonathan in what they hoped would be his final appeal. In March 2020, his conviction was overturned by a state judge in Jefferson City, Mo. In this inspiring memoir, the couple will explore their unwavering faith, their deep connection, and how Maya stepped away from basketball to pursue justice both to prove Jonathan's innocence and inspire activism in others"--

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781368081177
  • ISBN: 1368081177
  • Physical Description: print
    xv, 332 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Los Angeles : Andscape, 2023.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-332).
Formatted Contents Note: Foreword -- Prologue -- The boy who smelled like smoke (1980-1996) -- The girl with the braids (1989-2000) -- A lion on the streets (1993-1997) -- Who am I? (2001-2002) -- Black man in a white world (1997-1999) -- A light in a place of death (2004-2007) -- Flowers in the darkness (1999-2000) -- The crumbling walls (2001-2004) -- The petitioner (2005-2007) -- A bigger stage (2007-2008) -- The streak (2008-2011) -- The soaring falcon (2007-2012) -- The role model (2011-2012) -- The moment (2012-2013) -- My heart (2013) -- The MNFL and the MVP (2014) -- Little moments (2015) -- Light in the darkness (2016) -- Win with justice (2016-2017) -- The shift (2017-2019) -- Fighting in faith (2018-2020) -- The truth is out (2019) -- Beloved (2019-2020) -- Epilogue (2022) -- A note to the reader.
Subject: Moore, Maya
African American women basketball players Biography
Women basketball players United States Biography
Irons, Jonathan
Social reformers United States Biography
Judicial error United States
Criminal justice, Administration of United States
Moore, Maya
Trials (False imprisonment)
United States
Genre: Trials, litigation, etc.

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