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Who Is Amy Schneider?: Questions on Growing Up, Being Curious, and Winning It Big on Jeopardy! (a Young Readers Edition of in the Form of a Q

Amy Schneider

A young readers edition of the inspirational and bold memoir from the most successful woman ever to compete on Jeopardy!--and an exploration of what it means to ask questions of the world and of yourself.

In eighth grade, Amy Schneider was voted "Most likely to appear on Jeopardy!" by her classmates. Decades later, she finally got her chance. Not only did Amy walk away with $1.3 million while captivating the world with her impressive forty-game winning streak, but she made history and won an even greater prize--the joy of being herself on national television and blazing a trail for openly queer and transgender people around the world. Now, she shares her singular journey that led to becoming an unlikely icon and hero to millions. Her superpowers: boundless curiosity and fearless questioning.

Who Is Amy Schneider? shows kids that there isn't a right way to be smart nor a wrong way to learn, that curiosity fuels passion, and that discovering your true self begins with asking yourself why?

Book Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: Mar 4th, 2025
  • Pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.25in - 5.50in - 0.67in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9781665933056
  • Recommended age: 08-12
  • Categories: Biography & Autobiography - WomenGames & Activities - Questions & Answers

About the Author

Schneider, Amy: - Amy Schneider is an American software engineer and recent Jeopardy! champion. Following an impressive forty-game winning streak, she became the most successful woman ever to compete on Jeopardy!. She is second all-time in the show's history, trailing only Ken Jennings. Amy is also the first openly transgender contestant to qualify for the Tournament of Champions. She has been covered in People, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, USA TODAY, and more, and she has appeared on Good Morning America.

Praise for this book

Praise for the Adult Edition of In the Form of a Question

"Amy Schneider is one of the Jeopardy! greats, second only to Ken Jennings in games won . . . In her new memoir, she locks down a No. 1 spot, though, for best hang. . . . Her prose is warm and funny. . ." --New York Times

"Written with wit and transparency, as well as the occasional passionate chapter on pop culture gems . . . In the Form of a Question is both a multi-faceted portrait and an ode to learning." --People

"Delightful . . . Offers a multifaceted portrait of a figure most of us still only know from the small screen . . . The book embodies the kind of sensibility that can get a person onto the Jeopardy! stage at all--an omnivorous curiosity and willingness to engage. . . . Inspiring." --The San Francisco Chronicle

"Refreshingly no-holds-barred." --USA Today

"With In the Form of a Question, Schneider shows us her sense of humor and peels back her pearls-wearing Jeopardy! persona to share her real-life experiences. . . No scar is left unpicked--and with wit." --Boston Globe

"A wryly funny memoir. . . A pleasure and an education await in the reading. . . . For a funny, memorable, philosophical take on life, Schneider's book is far and away the winner." --Kirkus Reviews

"Schneider's memoir fully commits to her own voice with unapologetic honesty. She grants grace to herself and others for what they know and don't know, emphasizing how personal evolution is always possible if someone, above all else, keeps learning." --Shelf Awareness (starred review)

"In this funny, candid, and confident debut, Amy takes us along on her lifelong journey of discovery, about the world and about herself. This is no ordinary Jeopardy! memoir--but then again, Amy Schneider is no ordinary Jeopardy! champion." --Ken Jennings