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Children's LiteratureAfter a brief discussion of the history of cheerleading (complete with archival photos), this book moves into a discussion of the modern sport for aspiring cheerleaders. Advice is included on preparing for tryouts, stretching, and warming up. In addition, the book breaks down some complex stunts and discusses cheering competitions. The text is illustrated with color photographs and computer graphics demonstrating various moves; both boys and girls are shown actively participating in cheerleading. A cheerleading timeline and fun facts are appended—did you know that George W. Bush was a cheerleader? Two glossaries are also included, one for cheerleading-related terms and one for more general vocabulary. The distinction between the two is often fine, however: why is the term "conditioning" in the cheerleading-specific glossary while "flexibility" is on the general list? The suggestions for further reading and the FactHound online bibliography will lead readers to other sources of information about cheering. Part of the "Activities for Fun" series relating to extracurricular activities. 2004, Compass Point Books, Ages 7 to 12.