Women in Sports

Women in Sports

50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win

Book - 2017 | First edition
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"Illustrated profiles of fifty pioneering female athletes, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science. A charmingly illustrated and inspiring book, Women in Sports 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. Covering more than forty sports, this fascinating collection also contains infographics about notable women's teams throughout history, pay and media statistics for female athletes, and muscle anatomy. Women in Sports celebrates the success of the tough, bold, and fearless women who paved the way for the next generation of athletes"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: California : Ten Speed Press, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781607749783
Branch Call Number: 796.09252 IG5W 2017
Characteristics: 127 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm


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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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