After Philly teenager Alexis Duncan is injured in a gang shooting, her dreams of a college scholarship and pro basketball career vanish in an instant. To avoid becoming another Black teen trapped in her poverty-stricken neighborhood, she shifts her focus to the school's STEM team, a group of self-professed nerds seeking their own college scholarships.
Academics have never been her thing, but Alexis is freshly motivated by Aamani Chakrabarti, the new Indian student who becomes her friend (and crush?). Alexis begins to see herself as so much more than an athlete. But just as her future starts to reform, Alexis’s own doubts and old loyalties pull her back into harm’s way.
“Every Variable of Us highlights the importance of taking advantage of every opportunity when on the hardwood. At any given moment, the game can be taken away and it can be hard to navigate through alternative options. Every young female athlete should read this book!”—Danielle McCray, WNBA player for The Connecticut Sun
“Every Variable of Us really captures and brings to life all the challenges a female athlete living in the inner city faces... This book is full of emotion from laughter to tears. Definitely a great read for a female athlete!” —Betty Lennox, WNBA Finals MVP, World Champion, Rookie of the Year, All-Star, Seattle Storm