Athletes

Athletes

by Laurie Lindop
     
 

Despite the strides women have made in virtually every arena, there is still a dearth of published materials for young people on their achievements. Each book in this series provides ten biographies of modern women who are making or have made a significant contribution to a particular field, such as politics, science, or athletics.

Bonnie Blair, Florence Griffith

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Despite the strides women have made in virtually every arena, there is still a dearth of published materials for young people on their achievements. Each book in this series provides ten biographies of modern women who are making or have made a significant contribution to a particular field, such as politics, science, or athletics.

Bonnie Blair, Florence Griffith Joyner, Julie Krone, Nancy Lopez, Diana Nyad, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Monica Seles, Lynette Woodard, Kristi Yamaguchi, and Kim Zmeskal.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 6-9-The lives of 10 top women sports stars are covered in short, readable biographical sketches. Familiar names such as Bonnie Blair, Kristi Yamaguchi, and Florence Griffith Joyner are found here, as well as those slightly less well known, e.g., Julie Krone, Diana Nyad, and Lynette Woodard. The information highlights the subjects' triumphs and tribulations in their athletic careers, with less space devoted to their personal lives. This book focuses on women who are still competing or only recently retired. However, the coverage of some of them (such as Monica Seles and Kim Zmeskal) ends about a year ago, leaving out crucial information about their careers. Each chapter begins with a full-color, action photograph, but there are no other pictures. Extensive source notes are included for each chapter. Sue Macy's Winning Ways (Holt, 1996) presents women athletes from a historical perspective, while this offering looks at the present and/or very recent past.-Todd Morning, Schaumburg Township Public Library, IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805041675
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/01/1996
Series:
Dynamic Modern Women Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.61(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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