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Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win (Hardcover)
I'm a junkie for women's sports ever since I watched the 1999 Women's World Cup final. I picked this up originally for Mia Hamm, but there's so many unsung heroes in here! The illustrations are so fun and it's packed with facts. Meet awesome athletes from soccer and roller derby to skydiving! [Karen]— From Women In Sports
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.
About the Author
RACHEL IGNOTOFSKY is an illustrator and designer. She graduated from Tyler School of Art's graphic design program and formerly worked as a senior designer and illustrator at Hallmark Greetings. Rachel and her work have been featured in many print and online media outlets such as Babble, The Huffington Post, Scientific American, and Buzzfeed. She is the author of Women in Science.