Women in Sports

50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win

Author: Rachel Ignotofsky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1607749785

Category: ART

Page: 128

View: 1737

"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"--

Women in Sports

50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win

Author: Rachel Ignotofsky

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607749793

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 7547

Illustrated profiles of fifty pioneering female athletes, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science. Women for the win! A richly illustrated and inspiring book, 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 infographics on topics that sporty women want to know about such as muscle anatomy, a timeline ofwomen’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.

Women in Science

50 Fearless Pioneers who Changed the World

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1607749769

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 127

View: 7715

A charmingly illustrated gift book profiling 50 famous women scientists from the ancient Greek mathematician, philosopher, and astronomer, Hypatia, to Marie Curie, a physicist and chemist.

Game Face

What Does a Female Athlete Look Like?

Author: Jane Gottesman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0307525686

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 1049

On playing fields and street corners, in backyards and gyms, the people in this arresting array of pictures are unselfconsciously exploring the physical and emotional pleasures of competition and play. Each image offers an affirming and satisfying answer to the question at the heart of Game Face: What do girls and women look like when freed from traditional feminine constraints, using their bodies in joyful and empowering ways? To show America what women’s sports looks like, Jane Gottesman searched through the work of our country’s best photographers, from the newest photojournalists to artists such as Annie Leibovitz and Ansel Adams. The result is a unique and inspiring document of the tremendous impact that the growth of female sports at all levels is having on society—and on women themselves. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Women in Sports

The Complete Book on the World's Greatest Female Athletes

Author: Joseph Layden

Publisher: Stoddart

ISBN: 9781575440644

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 6560

Profiles such athletes as Bonnie Blair, Gail Devers, Chris Evert, Billie Jean King, Florence Griffith Joyner, and Picabo Street

I Love Science

A Journal for Self-Discovery and Big Ideas

Author: Rachel Ignotofsky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1607749807

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

View: 652

Colourful and charmingly illustrated, the Women in Science Journal encourages young women and girls to ponder the world and the daily ins and outs of their lives. Opening with a short reference section that contains basic equations, the periodic table, basic HTML codes, and a measurement converter, the journal then invites the user to write and dream through writing prompts like, "What is a challenge you've overcome recently?" and inspirational quotes from notable women who've achieved greatness in the science, technology, mathematics, and engineering (STEM) fields, such as famous primatologist Jane Goodall's, "Only when our clever brain and our human heart work together can we reach our full potential."

Girls Race!

Amazing Tales of Women in Sports

Author: Kathy Allen

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1476502331

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 2953

"Through narrative stories, explores female athletes who have made major contributions to sports and culture"--

Women in Sport

Fifty Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win

Author: Rachel Ignotofsky

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1526360934

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 3125

Women in Sport celebrates the success of the tough, bold and fearless women who paved the way for today's athletes. The sportswomen featured include well-known figures like tennis player Serena Williams and broadcaster Clare Balding, as well as lesser-known pioneers like Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel, and Keiko Fukuda, the highest-ranked female judoka in history. From the creator of the bestselling Women in Science, this richly illustrated book highlights the achievements and stories of fifty notable sportswomen from the 1800s to today, including trailblazers, Olympians and record-breakers in more than forty sports. It also contains infographics on topics such as muscle anatomy, pay and media statistics for female athletes, and influential women's teams.

Women Who Win

Female Athletes on Being the Best

Author: Lisa Taggart

Publisher: Seal Press

ISBN: 9781580052009

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 4088

Interviews with twelve top female athletes offer insight into what motivates their training and enables their winning achievements, in a series of personal accounts that features behind-the-scenes insight into the challenges that have been faced by such women as Jamilah Star, Deena Kastor, and Lynn Hill. Original.

Rising Above: Inspiring Women in Sports

Author: Gregory Zuckerman,Elijah Zuckerman,Gabriel Zuckerman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399547495

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 3424

Behold the power of women! These are the inspirational real-life stories of female superstar athletes Serena and Venus Williams, Simone Biles, Carli Lloyd, and more -- role models all. For sports fans, aspiring athletes and readers of sports biographies. Growing up in a crime-plagued, gang-infested neighborhood, Venus and Serena Williams were led to believe their environment was not a place where dreams could come true. It took a relentless determination, a burning desire to be the best, and a willingness to conquer racial barriers for them to emerge as tennis legends. Simone Biles was raised by a single mother with addiction issues, forcing her grandparents to intervene. But Simone soon discovered balance beams and gymnastics mats, setting her on a path toward Olympic greatness. Carli Lloyd, meanwhile, believed her youth soccer career was really starting to take off, only to be cut from her team. Instead of quitting the sport she loved, Carli rebuilt her confidence from the ground up, ultimately becoming one of the leaders on the World Cup Champion US Women's Soccer team. The athletes featured in this book met earth-shaking challenges head on, and through hard work and perseverance, went on to conquer the sports world. This collection of mini biographies, complete with first-hand content drawn from interviews, is a source of inspiration and self-empowerment for kids and sports fans of all ages. Also included in the book: Wilma Rudolph (track and field), Mo'ne Davis (Little League baseball), Swin Cash (basketball), Elena Delle Donne (basketball), Bethany Hamilton (surfing), Ronda Rousey (mixed martial arts), and Kerri Strug (gymnastics). Praise for Rising Above: Inspiring Women in Sports: "An inspiring, empowering collection of true stories of perseverance and resolve." --Kirkus Reviews "This is a good choice for libraries where biographies about current newsmakers are in demand." --School Library Connection

Girls Think of Everything

Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women

Author: Catherine Thimmesh,Melissa Sweet

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618195633

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 57

View: 4277

Tells the story of how women throughout the ages have responded to situations confronting them in daily life by inventing such items as correction fluid, space helmets, and disposable diapers.

Get with It, Girls!

Life is Competition

Author: Teri Clemens

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing

ISBN: 1461634814

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 127

View: 1976

The winningest coach in all NCAA Collegiate Volleyball history at all levels, Teri Clemens and award-winning sportswriter Tom Wheatley offer insight and instruction to young women ages 14-21 on how to be an effective competitor in all aspects of life.

Game Changers

The Unsung Heroines of Sports History

Author: Molly Schiot

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501137115

Category: Photography

Page: 320

View: 9403

“A thoughtful, exhaustively researched, and long-overdue tribute to the women who have paved the way for the likes of Serena Williams, Abby Wambach, Simone Biles, and more.” —espnW “A stirring tribute to the record setters, barrier breakers, and milestone makers who opened the way for the women competitors of today….Packed with classic photographs, Schiot’s book is a gold-medal gift idea for the sports fan.” —BookPage Based on the Instagram account @TheUnsungHeroines, a celebration of the pioneering, forgotten female athletes of the twentieth century that features rarely seen photos and new interviews with past and present game changers including Abby Wambach and Cari Champion. Two years ago, filmmaker Molly Schiot began the Instagram account @TheUnsungHeroines, posting a photo each day of a female athlete who had changed the face of sports around the globe in the pre-Title IX age. These women paved the way for Serena Williams, Carli Lloyd, and Lindsey Vonn, yet few today know who they are. Slowly but surely, the account gained a following, and the result is Game Changers, a beautifully illustrated collection of these trailblazers’ rarely-before-seen photos and stories. Featuring icons Althea Gibson and Wyomia Tyus, complete unknowns Trudy Beck and Conchita Cintron, policymaker Margaret Dunkle, sportswriter Lisa Olson, and many more, Game Changers gives these “founding mothers” the attention and recognition they deserve, and features critical conversations between past and present gamechangers—including former US Women’s National Soccer Team captain Abby Wambach and SportsCenter anchor Cari Champion—about what it means to be a woman on and off the field. Inspiring, empowering, and unforgettable, Game Changers is the perfect gift for anyone who has a love of the game.

Fantastically Great Women Who Made History

Author: Kate Pankhurst

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1526601141

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5895

Fantastically Great Women Who Made History is the eagerly anticipated follow up to Kate Pankhurst's hugely successful, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World, number one best-selling children's non-fiction title. This beautiful title looks at the stories, accomplishments and adventures of many more brilliant women from throughout history. Travel through the Underground Railroad with the brave and courageous Harriet Tubman, turn the pages of the hauntingly brilliant Frankenstein with the incredibly talented Mary Shelley and prepare yourself for an unforgettable journey through history with these and many other remarkable women. Overflowing with vibrant and beautiful illustrations, and wonderfully engaging text, Fantastically Great Women Who Made History is a celebration of just some of the inspirational women who put their mark on the world we live in. Written by the incredibly talented Kate Pankhurst, prepare to be inspired. List of women featured: Elizabeth Blackwell, Qiu Jin, Boudicca, Flora Drummond, Pocahontas, Noor Inayat Khan, Harriet Tubman, Valentina Tereshkova, Ada Lovelace, Sayyida al-Hurra, Hatshepsut, Josephine Baker, Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley

Playing It Forward

50 Years of Women and Sport in Canada

Author: Guylaine Demers,Lorraine Greaves,Sandra Kirby,Marion Lay

Publisher: Second Story Press

ISBN: 1927583527

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 392

View: 3299

Over the last 50 years, the struggles to achieve equity in sport have become central to the feminist mission. This book contains an inspiring collection of stories from the women on the front lines: athletes, coaches, educators, and activists for women's sport, who have done so much to foster change. Many of the women profiled here reflect on their tough beginnings in sport: being isolated and unconnected, competing in makeshift settings, training alone, and inadequate equipment. But they also reflect on the joy of movement, teamwork, and competition. These women grew to be remarkable role models and helped to dismantle sexism in sport. To read these stories is to swell with pride over their victories, to empathize with their battles with discrimination, and to become re-energized to confront collectively the many hurdles left to clear.

Galaxy Girls

50 Amazing Stories of Women in Space

Author: Libby Jackson

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062850229

Category: Science

Page: 144

View: 7686

Filled with beautiful full-color illustrations, a groundbreaking compendium honoring the amazing true stories of fifty inspirational women who helped fuel some of the greatest achievements in space exploration from the nineteenth century to today—including Hidden Figure’s Mary Jackson and Katherine Johnson as well as former NASA Chief Astronaut Peggy Whitson, the record-holding American biochemistry researcher who has spent the most cumulative time in space. When Neil Armstrong stepped off the ladder of the lunar module, Eagle, he famously spoke of “one small step for man.” But Armstrong would not have reached the moon without the help of women. Today, females across the earth and above it—astronauts and mathematicians, engineers and physicists, test pilots and aerospace psychophysiologists—are pushing the boundaries of human knowledge, helping us to understand the universe and our place in it. Galaxy Girls celebrates more than four dozen extraordinary women from around the globe whose contributions have been fundamental to the story of humankind’s quest to reach the stars. From Ada Lovelace in the nineteenth century to the “colored computers” behind the Apollo missions, from the astronauts breaking records on the International Space Station to the scientific pioneers blazing the way to Mars, Galaxy Girls goes boldly where few books have gone before, celebrating this band of heroic sisters and their remarkable and often little known scientific achievements. Written by Libby Jackson, a leading British expert in human space flight, and illustrated with striking artwork from the students of London College of Communication, Galaxy Girls will fire the imaginations of trailblazers of all ages.

Girl CEO

Author: Katherine Ellison,Ronnie Cohen

Publisher: Downtown Bookworks

ISBN: 9781941367520

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 4280

Rebel girls, young entrepreneurs, and other trailblazing tweens and teens will find inspiring success stories and practical advice for launching their own illustrious careers--right now! Mini-biographies of leading women entrepreneurs—from Katrina Lake to Oprah, Tavi Gevinson to Sheryl Sandberg, and Ursula Burns to Diane von Furstenberg—offer windows into what it takes to succeed, with a particular focus on the challenges faced (and overcome) by girls and women. Each success story provides different lessons in life and leadership—such as how to: *identify a lucrative niche *build and maintain a brand *grow a loyal customer base *raise money for research and development *write a polished pitch *turn an interest (or a passion) into a career *build a strong network Fascinating figures from the words of media, technology, fashion, food, and more share their secrets with tomorrow’s leaders. Some of the women whose stories will be included in the book are: Rachael Ray Oprah Prerna Gupta Sheryl Sandberg Katrina Lake Ursula Burns Estee Lauder Madam CJ Walker Diane von Furstenberg Tavi Gevinson Joy Mangano Lilly Singh Mariam Naficy Judy Faulkner Debbie Sterling Anne Wojcicki Katharine Graham Venus Williams

Strong Is the New Pretty

A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves

Author: Kate T. Parker

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 1523500182

Category: Photography

Page: 240

View: 7112

Girls being fearless. Girls being silly. Girls being wild, stubborn, and proud. Girls whose faces are smeared with dirt and lit up with joy. So simple and yet so powerful, Strong Is the New Pretty celebrates, through more than 175 memorable photographs, the strength and spirit of girls being 100% themselves. Real beauty isn’t about being a certain size, acting a certain way, wearing the right clothes, or having your hair done (or even brushed). Real beauty is about being your authentic self and owning it. Kate T. Parker is a professional photographer who finds the real beauty in girls, capturing it for all the world to see in candid and arresting images. A celebration, a catalog of spirit in words and smiles, an affirmation of the fact that it’s what’s inside you that counts, Strong Is the New Pretty conveys a powerful message for every girl, for every mother and father of a girl, for every coach and mentor and teacher, for everyone in the village that it takes to raise a strong and self-confident person.

The Hockey Book for Girls

Author: Stacy Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781550747195

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 3726

Provides information on equipment and rules, offers tips on improving skating and scoring techniques, and profiles famous female hockey players.

Women in Science

100 Postcards

Author: Rachel Ignotofsky

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 1607749815

Category:

Page: 100

View: 6788

Collecting the fifty most iconic illustrations from the book Women in Science, this box of 100 postcards is the perfect gift for fans of Rachel's work, budding scientists and anyone who wishes to champion the great contribution women have made to all branches of science. From well known figures like Marie Curie to unsung heroes, these cards are perfect to send as greetings or hang as mini artistic masterworks.