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Ages 4 and up
WOMEN IN SPORTS: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win
Women for the win!
A richly illustrated and inspiring book, Women in Sports highlights the achievements and stories of fifty notable women athletes from the 1800s to today, including trailblazers, Olympians, and record-breakers in more than forty sports. The athletes featured include well-known figures like tennis player Billie Jean King and gymnast Simone Biles, as well as lesser-known champions like Toni Stone, the first woman to play baseball in a professional men’s league, and skateboarding pioneer Patti McGee. The book also contains infographics on topics that sporty women want to know about such as muscle anatomy, a timeline of women’s participation in sports, pay and media statistics for female athletes, and influential women’s teams. Women in Sports celebrates the success of the tough, bold, and fearless women who paved the way for today’s athletes.
2018 Amelia Bloomer List selection, American Library Association
The whole family LOVED reading stories about amazing female athletes. We especially liked being able to read about athletes my children had heard of. This book encourages all children to chase their dreams and also the importance of hard work and practice. In today's world of instant gratification, sometimes the lessons of true grit and determination get lost. Reading about actual athletes and how hard they worked to reach their goals is inspiring. One fun thing that happened after we read this book was we were able to pull up some of the athletes on YouTube and watch their gold medal performances. As a family who loves skiing, my daughter wanted to read about Lindsey Vonn first. "Mom, looks, it's Lindsey!" -Becky, mother of two (ages 7 & 8), Virginia Beach, VA
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