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Winning Women in Baseball and Softball
     

Winning Women in Baseball and Softball

by Marlene Targ Brill
 
Books in Barron's "Sport Success" series profile successful female athletes and recount their triumphs on fields of play. Books also cover the story of each sport, summarize rules, and present important information on resources for playing and actively promoting the games among women. They encourage girls to participate in athletics as a way of having fun and

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Books in Barron's "Sport Success" series profile successful female athletes and recount their triumphs on fields of play. Books also cover the story of each sport, summarize rules, and present important information on resources for playing and actively promoting the games among women. They encourage girls to participate in athletics as a way of having fun and developing the habit of success that will extend to other aspects of their lives. This title profiles baseball and softball stars Julie Croteau, Dot Richardson, Lisa Fernandez, and Ila Borders. Girls will also find tips on successful hitting, pitching, and fielding. (Ages 10 and older)

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KLIATT
Women have long had to struggle in the area of sports. First it was thought that they couldn't play, and then public opinion held that they shouldn't play, as girls shouldn't act like boys. Finally, when Title IX was passed in 1972, girls were given the same opportunities to participate in sports as boys had. Things have changed for the better, but women in sports are still fighting for attention from the media. These two small books give the history of women in baseball, softball, and basketball; explain how to play the games; and then spotlight four women who have played the games well. For basketball they are Nancy Lieberman-Cline, Sheryl Swoopes, Lia Leslie, and Rebecca Lobo. For baseball and softball they are Dot Richardson, Lisa Fernandez, Julie Croteau, and Ila Borders. The chapters deal with their lives and with their successes in the sport. At the end of each book is a glossary of terms as well as a list of resources. The books are inexpensive and well written, with lots of information given in an interesting way that will appeal to teen readers. (Sports Success) KLIATT Codes: JS—Recommended for junior and senior high school students. 2000, Barron's, 104p, 99-56984, illus, bibliog, index, 20cm, $6.95. Ages 13 to 18. Reviewer: Barbara Jo McKee; Libn/Media Dir., Streetsboro H.S., Stow, OH, November 2000 (Vol. 34 No. 6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764112317
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Series:
Sport Success Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.16(w) x 7.77(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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