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Women in Sports

Audiobook
Nonfiction: Biography, Sports
Unabridged   3.5 hour(s)
Publication date: 01/17/2019

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Women in Sports

50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win

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Audio CD ISBN:9781684418244
Digital Download ISBN:9781684418251

Summary

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.

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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 information 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.

Reviews/Praise

"Exhaustive and enlightening—don't miss it."—Kirkus Reviews

"This is one of the books we've been waiting for—a compendium of great women athletes and the struggles they faced. As Billie Jean King taught us, ‘Pressure is a privilege.’" —Lesley Visser, Hall of Fame sportscaster

Author Bio

Rachel Ignotofsky graduated with honors from Tyler School of Art's graphic design program in 2011. She currently lives in Los Angeles, where she spends all day drawing and learning as much as she can. She is the author of Women in Science, Women in Sports, and The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth.