Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win

by Rachel Ignotofsky

Hardcover, 2017

Status

Available

Publication

Ten Speed Press (2017), 128 pages

Description

"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"--… (more)

Rating

(16 ratings; 4.1)

User reviews

LibraryThing member Mishker
Women in Sports is an illustrated board book that features stylized illustrations of women in sports from the early 20th century through present day. Each page showcases women of different ethnicities, ability and sexuality for a well-rounded grouping. With each illustration is a simple explanation
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of their accomplishments and what they are known for including breaking records and breaking gender barriers. A wide variety of sports are also featured including swimming, archery, roller derby, mushing, figure skating and ping pong. Women in Sports is an inspiring illustrated guide for women everywhere.

This book was received for free in return for an honest review.
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LibraryThing member smorton11
Sports have always played a big role in my life. Whether I was playing them or watching them with my friends and family, I have loved them always. Growing up, I did gymnastics, ballet, roller bladed, biked, swam, played softball and skated like a fiend. I skiied, played basketball, and was nearly
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recruited to Brown University as an ice hockey goalie. My sister played soccer and tennis, my dad was a gymnast and sailor, my mom was a three sport athlete and my grandfather played four sports and for the Philadelphia Eagles. To say sports are in my blood is an understatement. The first book I ever finished writing was about a teenage hockey star.

Downside, I wasn't really great at any sport, not a one. The jokes about ice hockey goalies were true for me - I was not a great skater. Upside, I loved it, so I worked hard and I practiced. When I found out that the author of Women in Science was writing about women in sports, I started begging our rep to send me an ARC (advanced reader copy) or finished copy of the book. Nine months ago. I knew I had to have this book.

I love this book - of all the compendium books of great women, this is by far one of my favorites. The art style is perfect for the style of book - think infographics, but with a bit more text. The decisions for which wonderful women to include must have been a challenging one, but it is definitely a worthy list - variety of sports and backgrounds of each of the women is diverse. If you are looking for inspiration for yourself, your daughter, your niece, your student, your granddaughter AND (or) your son, nephew, grandson, this is a fabulous book to encourage them to be their best and to never stop trying to excel.
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Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

2017-07-18

Physical description

9.32 inches

ISBN

9781607749783
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