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Denhollander, Nassar’s first public accuser, launches two books at Baker Book House

Grand Rapids, MI—Rachael Denhollander, a sexual assault victim who helped spearhead the arrest, trial, and conviction of sports doctor Larry Nassar, will speak at Baker Book House on Tuesday, Sept. 17 to mark the launch of her two new books.

Denhollander is author of her memoir What Is a Girl Worth? My Story of Breaking the Silence and Exposing the Truth about Larry Nassar and USA Gymnastics, as well as the children’s picture book How Much Is a Little Girl Worth? Both release in September and are published by Tyndale.

“We are honored to have Rachael at Baker Book House. Her story is one of courage, perseverance, and trust in God,” said Sue Smith, bookstore manager. “Part of our store mission is to invite the Church to engage our culture through quality Christian books and community. These books and Ms. Denhollander do just that.”

Denhollander, an attorney and victim advocate, was the first victim to publicly accuse Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team doctor and sports medicine expert, of sexual abuse. She answers tough questions—How did he get away with it for so long? How was justice finally served? — as she tells the story of being a young gymnast searching for physical healing to becoming a strong woman who helped hundreds like her find emotional healing through revealing the systemic abuse that was ignored for years. Her book is tough, honest, and ultimately a story of God’s grace and healing.

“Rachel Denhollander speaks into one of the most grievous events in Michigan’s recent history,” said Smith. “We anticipate that many in West Michigan will want to hear her story.”

Tickets for the event, which includes Denhollander’s talk and book purchase, cost $20. Visit the website ( for more information and to purchase tickets. Both of Denhollander’s books will be available for purchase at the store.

About Baker Book House
Baker Book House was founded in 1939, when Herman Baker started the store with 500 books from his personal library. Baker is known world-wide for a deep selection of Christian titles, including new, used, and bargain books. Visit for more information.

Contact: Sue Smith, Bookstore Manager, 616-957-3110,