Books That Inspire 2011

Standing Tall: A Memoir of Tragedy and Triumph
C. Vivian Stringer

Standing Tall is a remarkable story of C. Vivian Stringer's challenges and victories as a wife, mother, daughter, aunt, head coach, and breast cancer survivor. I have followed her career over the years and admired how she has been able to overcome the adversities in her life, relying heavily on her faith in each circumstance to guide her. This book serves as motivation and inspiration to those who may have experienced some of the same situations in life. A woman of character and integrity, Coach Stringer is a mentor, role model, agent of change, and educator to her players, peers, and those she meets along the way.

Vicki A. Williams
Assistant Professor
Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education