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Donna Freitas

Biography

Donna Freitas

Donna Freitas is the author of both fiction and nonfiction, and she lectures at universities across the United States on her work about college students, most recently at Colby, Pepperdine, Harvard and Yale. Over the years, she has written for national newspapers and magazines, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Boston Globe and The Washington Post, and she’s currently a non-resident research associate at the Center for Religion and Society at Notre Dame. Donna has been a professor at Boston University in the Department of Religion and also at Hofstra University in their Honors College.

Donna Freitas

Books by Donna Freitas

by Donna Freitas - Children's, Children's 9-12, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Sports, Youth Fiction
After years training, Esperanza's dream of figure skating for the United States is coming true at last! But with the excitement of an Olympic slot comes new attention --- and big distractions. In the midst of all this, Espi is trying to master an impossible secret jump that just might be her key to a medal. Can she focus enough to shut out the drama, find her edge over the competition, and make Olympic Gold?
by Donna Freitas - Children's, Fiction, Sports

Joey Jordan loves gymnastics: the thrill of performing a backflip on the beam, the cheers of the audience when she sticks a landing. But even with all her talent and style, she's never quite made it to that gold medal stand. Now big changes shake up Joey's life in and out of the gym.