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Women in sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win

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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.

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Full title women in sports 50 fearless athletes who played to win
Author ignotofsky rachel
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subject_facet Biographies, Women Olympic athletes, Women Olympic athletes -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Women Olympic athletes -- History -- Juvenile literature, Women athletes, Women athletes -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Women athletes -- History -- Juvenile literature
title_display Women in sports : 50 fearless athletes who played to win
title_full Women in Sports 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win, Women in sports : 50 fearless athletes who played to win / written and illustrated by Rachel Ignotofsky
title_short Women in sports :
title_sub 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, History, Juvenile Nonfiction, Sociology, Sports & Recreations, Women Olympic athletes, Women athletes, Women's Studies