Olympic gold medalist, and key player on the US Olympic soccer team, Alex Morgan, has signed a contract with Simon & Schuster to write a trilogy for middle schoolers entitled “Three Kicks.”
The first installment will be released summer 2013. The series will center on the friendship of four middle school, soccer-loving girls. Editor Kristin Ostby says that the series should display how “sports are such an integral part of girls’ lives – as much as friends and boys.”
According to Publisher’s Weekly, the idea for the series was brought to Simon & Schuster soon after Morgan scored the winning goal against Canada during the semi-finals. She is reported to have said that she wanted her series to “inspire young girls” and “celebrate” her passion for soccer.