AS GOOD AS SHE IMAGINED
by Roxanna Green, Jerry B. Jenkins
On the day Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot, a remarkable little girl went to heaven. This is the story of the little girl whose shooting death at a political rally in Tucson in January 2011 shook our nation—and whose life and legacy continue to be an inspiration.
Christina-Taylor Green was beautiful, precocious, and popular, a member of her elementary school’s student council and the only girl on her Little League team. Born on 9/11/2001, it was perhaps no surprise that she harbored aspirations of becoming a politician—thus her presence at the political rally that fateful day in Tucson last January. Congressman Gabrielle Giffords was severely wounded in the gunman’s splay of bullets; six others were killed, including Christina, the youngest of the victims.
But this inspirational book recounts far more than the events of “the tragedy of Tucson.”
Written by Christina’s mother (with New York Times best-selling biographer Jerry Jenkins), As Good as She Imagined celebrates this little girl’s life, along with the hope that has been born out of a nation’s loss and a family’s grief.