Children's Literature - Children's LiteratureThis is an excellent book for young girls who demonstrate a keen interest in sports. It also offers an opportunity for children of both sexes to see competent and successful women working in all facets of sports careers. Women coach, play, and officiate in athletic games. Trainers and nutritionists support sports teams. Print and broadcast journalists report on the players and the games. Finally, marketing specialists work in advertising, promotion and public relations for sports franchises, corporations and sporting event venues. Seven women representing these fields explain their jobs and provide important mentoring advice for girls who aspire to their positions. Color photos enhance each chapter. 2000, The Millbrook Press, Ages 8 up, $21.90 and $6.95. Reviewer: Jeanne K. PettenatiChildren's Literature
School Library JournalGr 5-8-Basketball Year looks at the WNBA and how far female players have come in a short time. Roberts talks about life on the road and how these athletes balance career, travel, and family and the struggles they have that are unique to their gender. She also celebrates the accomplishments of these pioneering women and what they have sacrificed to gain recognition. Careers highlights jobs such as coach, broadcaster, journalist, nutritionist, trainer, marketing specialist, and official. Women who hold these positions describe what they do and discuss the challenges and rewards of their professions. One of the top sports journalists in America, Roberts gives young women an opportunity to see that their love of sports and competition doesn't have to end with high school or college. Full-color photos appear throughout both books.-Harolyn Legg, Liberty-Benton High School, Findlay, OH Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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I am a girl that loves sports and I love basketball and i used to want that to be my career. but that can't be the only thing. when i read this book i decided i wanted to be journalist/broadcaster. and i use her tips and information and work on it everyday. and i am getting better. hey you might see me on t.v. thanks robin! Brooke