'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The girl started playing basketball against her older brother on a raggedy curbside hoop in front of their house. The brother, 16, always won. The sister, 10, always ran inside and cried in her mother's arms.
"You can't understand Sugar," said Boo Williams, her AAU coach, "until you understand where Sugar comes from."
Rodgers has battled through tough circumstances all her life — 23 years which, as Williams said, "ain't been a fairy tale."