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Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win

 
 
Author
Rachel Ignotofsky.
Publisher Ten Speed  
Format no jacket
Product Dimensions 9.25 x 7.75 x 0.5 inches
ISBN 9781607749783
Pages/Publication Date 127/2017
Daedalus Item Code 79613
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In her follow-up to Women in Science, Rachel Ignotofsky profiles 50 notable women athletes from the 1800s to today, including trailblazers, Olympians, and recordbreakers in more than 40 fields, hoping to inspire readers 8 to 12 to their own feats. Here are world-renowned 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. An illustrator with a passion for taking dense information and making it fun and accessible, Ignotofsky gives us dynamic cartoon portraits embellished with symbolic images, quotes, and key facts that underscore the power of women to dream and achieve. She also presents infographics on such topics as muscle anatomy, a timeline of women's participation in sports, pay and media statistics for female athletes, and influential women's teams. "With each generation, women defy expectations and accomplish feats of strength that challenge the status quo," Ignotofsky writes. "This book is filled with stories of little girls who grew up to achieve their greatest dreams—stories of women who pushed themselves to the limit, did the impossible, and became legends."

"Rachel Ignotofsky's delightful book renders the healthy pleasure of sports for girls and women in buoyant color and form—from Bloomer Girls to Skate Bettys, in calf length skirts or disguised as men—reminding us that no matter if you are nine or ninety-eight, the question to ask is, 'What is my next victory?'"—Mina Samuels

"I was agog at these lively biographies, and dazzled by the accompanying illustrations that seem to cartwheel, swim, pole vault, and double flip off the page. This is a book for girls who want inspiration on the field, in the pool, or down the track. It's also for girls who aren't sporty at all, but love stories of courage, perseverance, sass, doggedness, and fun. And don't forget the boys, who will be riveted by these rollicking tales and who need to see that girl power has been alive and well for many years, and is alive and well today."—Caroline Paul

 
 
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