Girls Play to Win Skiing & Snowboard

Girls Play to Win Skiing & Snowboard

by Karen Latchana Kenney, Karen Kenney
     
 

Do you dream of flying down the slopes or flipping through the half-pipe?

Every four years, the world tunes in to watch the women of winter take the stage at the Olympics. Skiing and snowboarding have become more and more popular as stars from Suzy Chaffee and Tina Basich to Lindsey Vonn and Lindsey Jacobellis have proved that the girls can compete as hard as the

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Do you dream of flying down the slopes or flipping through the half-pipe?

Every four years, the world tunes in to watch the women of winter take the stage at the Olympics. Skiing and snowboarding have become more and more popular as stars from Suzy Chaffee and Tina Basich to Lindsey Vonn and Lindsey Jacobellis have proved that the girls can compete as hard as the boys. So don't let the good powder go to waste-get out there and hit the slopes!

girls Play to Win

Girls Play to Win highlights the trials and triumphs of women in sports. Topics include the sport's history, rules, equipment, and key training skills. Enthusiasts will also learn more about the personalities and game-changers that contributed to their sport's development. Filled with fantastic action photos, this series gives young women the information they need to take their game to the next level.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Stephanie R. Pearmain
The "Girls Play to Win" is one of the best book series focusing on women's sports that I have seen. This installment featuring skiing and snowboarding is a brief, but comprehensive look at the sport, focusing on the role women have played in adapting to the sport as well as transforming the sport for women. Chapter one begins with an overview of skiing and a description of terms and the necessary equipment. Chapter two explores the history of skiing when it was a necessary means of transportation in cold regions of the world through the transformation of skiing into a sport. The history of competitive races is included as well as the necessary changes in ski attire for women as they stopped skiing in corsets and long skirts and dared to wear pants. Chapter three describes the evolution of skiing equipment—the ski lift was invented in 1936 and fiberglass skis were invented in the mid 1950s. Chapter four focuses on the basics of snowboarding, including the sport's lingo and equipment. Chapters five and six discuss the racing scene and women stars of both sports. The end of the book includes a glossary, book and website resources for further research and an index. Reviewer: Stephanie R. Pearmain

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599533919
Publisher:
Norwood House Press
Publication date:
08/28/2010
Series:
Girls Play to Win Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
930L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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