Lucky Girl

Lessons on Overcoming Odds and Building a Limitless Future


By Scout Bassett

Formats and Prices




$34.00 CAD

This item is a preorder. Your payment method will be charged immediately, and the product is expected to ship on or around September 26, 2023. This date is subject to change due to shipping delays beyond our control.

Sprinter, long jumper, and Paralympian Scout Bassett shares the lessons she’s learned battling the toughest challenges facing young women today.
As an infant in China, Scout Bassett survived a fire that took her right leg. She spent the next seven years in an orphanage before being adopted and whisked away to the United States, where she felt foreign in every way. 

Though she defied the odds and became a gold medalist and world-record holder, Scout fought against adversity her entire life—and mostly off the track. As a person with a disability, a minority, and a woman in America, she’s struggled in a culture that can make anyone—no matter who you are—feel like an outsider—an other.
In Lucky Girl Scout shares ten lessons she’s learned to help readers overcome some of the most difficult challenges in life today. With vulnerability, humor, and warmth, she addresses issues of identity, loneliness, image, purpose, and high expectations, among others, and offers advice for how to face them.

Scout began her journey to embrace who she is—past and all—by never forgetting where she comes from or who she is. With this guidebook on adversity and life, learn how to make peace with your past, own your identity, and create your own luck.


  • "The only thing more explosive than Scout Bassett as an athlete is Scout Bassett as an author. Her break-out book, Lucky Girl, is an example of what’s possible when we embrace who we are, leverage our influence for good, and believe in ourselves and our purpose."
    Billie Jean King
  • "Scout lives at the intersection of being a female in sports, a minority, and having a limb difference. If anyone understands overcoming adversity, it’s Scout. Lucky Girl is a guidebook for girls and women everywhere who have ever felt like an ‘other.’ This book is going to change the way you view yourself and the world around you."
    Tunde Oyeneyin, New York Times Best-Selling Author, Motivational Speaker, and Peloton Instructor
  • "As a fellow athlete, I have always been inspired by stories of resilience and determination. Scout Bassett’s Lucky Girl is one such story that left me awestruck and motivated. I wholeheartedly endorse this book, and I believe that it will positively impact anyone who reads it."
    Allyson Felix, 5-time Olympian and Co-Founder, Saysh

On Sale
Sep 26, 2023
Page Count
224 pages
Worthy Books

Scout Bassett

About the Author

Scout Bassett started playing sports at a young age as a way to assimilate into American culture. She tried basketball, softball, golf, and tennis before competitively racing in track & field. She is now an American sprinter and long jumper, holding seven national championship titles. In 2016 she represented the United States at the Paralympic Games in Rio, and in 2017 she was a World Championship medalist. In addition to her career as a professional athlete, Scout is an ambassador for the Challenged Athletes Foundation, a Women’s Sports Foundation board member, and serves on the Gatorade Women’s Advisory Board. She was a guest star on Project Runway, and has appeared in numerous campaigns for brands like Nike, Citi, Procter & Gamble, Bridgestone Tires, SKIMS, and more.

Learn more about this author