"Strong Is the New Pretty" by Kate T. Parker / Workman
"It made me believe I could be as tough as I look"
“I was really scared for my first triathlon. My mom took this shot of me the night before and told me that even though I was too afraid to race, to try to look tough and fearless. I did, and when my mom showed me this shot, it made me believe I could be as tough as I look.” — Ella, age 9 (Ella is Kate’s oldest daughter)
From the author: “The cover was actually the easiest shot to choose; we never even had a discussion about what should make the cover. We always just knew this was this shot of my oldest daughter getting ready for her first triathlon. She just exuded strength and power and a sense that she was ready to take on the world. I loved it.”