"For us, it will be a keepsake, a way of recording what happened," Brent Gordon said. "It will be a fun way for Sam to share her story with her friends and family. One day she can tell her experience to kids. She can just give them a book and say, 'read it.'"
For now and the near future, the now-10-year-old is planning to trade tackle football for flag football. She aspires to play for the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team so she can win a gold medal and bring home the World Cup trophy.
One message Sam hopes readers, especially kids, take from her book is "don't be afraid to try new things."
"It might be hard. It's not just touch your toes and you are done. You might have to hit the ball hard with your head or you might have to run a lot, or you might get your face full of snow because you just got tackled," Sam Gordon said in a phone interview. "Just overcome your fears. Jump off the high dive at the swimming pool. It’s not going to be too hard, just don’t be afraid to do it."
If you go ...
What: Samantha Gordon book signing
When: Saturday, Oct. 19, 5 p.m.
Where: The King's English, 1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City
Note: Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of "Sweet Feet" from the King's English.
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