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Tue, Apr 8, 2014 10:04 AM EDT

grinerbook_040814.jpgWNBA star Brittney Griner has a new book that hit shelves on Tuesday called "In My Skin," which chronicles the bullying she faced as a child and the hardships she encountered while starring at her private Baptist university.

Griner, 23, is entering her second year in the WNBA and burst onto the nation's cultural scene after being drafted first overall by the Phoenix Mercury and quickly telling the world that she was an out and proud lesbian. 

The book's launch coincides with the Griner's new anti-bullying initiative, called "BG: BU." Griner is trying to raise $10,000 for a mobile app with updated resources and tools to help young people cope with bullying.