Women in Sports

Women in Sports

50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win

Book - 2017
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"Highlights the achievements and stories of fifty notable women athletes, from well-known figures like tennis player Billie Jean King and gymnast Simone Biles, to lesser-known athletes like skateboarding pioneer Patti McGee and Toni Stone, the first woman to play baseball in a men's professional league"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: [Berkeley] California : Ten Speed Press, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781607749783
Characteristics: 127 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm


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Chicago Public Library recommends this title as one of the best books published in 2017.

Champion runners, tennis players, archers, swimmers and judo masters from Greece to Japan leap and bound over beautifully illustrated pages. (Elementary)

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CarleeMcDot Mar 20, 2019

I grabbed this one from the library because I loved the illustrations (and because who doesn't need to learn about more amazing female role models?!). I would say that this book is more geared towards girls, but I loved it nonetheless. I actually put it on my Amazon wish list once I finished it because I wouldn't mind having it in my collection. I think this would be a great book for any girl in your life (whether she likes sports or not). I loved learning more about lesser known athletes (and sports) and hearing about how these women took names and kicked booty! Obviously this book is only about 100 pages long (one page dedicated to the illustration of the woman and one to her bio), so it was a quick read, but I still really enjoyed it. I also am excited to check out this author's previous book Women in Science! I would give it a 9 out of 10.


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