Take Your Best Shot
Author: Austin Gutwein (with Todd Hilliard) Hoops of Hope
Genre: YA non-fiction
This book is about Austin, a boy who, at nine years old, decided he wanted to make a difference. When he watched a World Vision video about a girl named Maggie who was orphaned by AIDS, he decided to start Hoops of Hope; an organization where individuals earn money by getting sponsored for shooting free-throw shots. This is his story.
Take Your Best Shot was definitely geared towards the younger generation. The author often talks directly to them, telling them that although they are young, they can make a difference. That didn't dampen my enjoyment of the book at all. I was touched and inspired. The author talks about finding your passion and then working on a vision for helping make the world better, and after reading this book, that's something that I will be praying about. There is a lot of scripture throughout the book, which was great, and I think this is exactly the kind of book kids need to read. I would recommend it for anyone of any age. Kids and teenagers especially!