The inspirational real-life stories of superstar athletes Serena and Venus Williams, Simone Biles, Carli Lloyd, and more! For sports fans, aspiring athletes and readers of sports biographies.
Some of the most accomplished and famous athletes in the world—tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams, Olympic Gold Medalist Simone Biles, World Cup superstar Carli Lloyd and others—faced earthshaking challenges in their youth. But they refused to give up. Through hard work and determination, they rose above their circumstances and went on to conquer the sports world. This collection of mini biographies, complete with firsthand content drawn from in-depth interviews, is a source of inspiration and self-empowerment for kids and sports fans of all ages.
Included in the book: Venus and Serena Wiliams (tennis), Simone Biles (gymnastics), Carli Lloyd (soccer), Wilma Rudolph (track and field), Mo'ne Davis (Little League baseball), Swin Cash (basketball), Elena Delle Donne (basketball), Bethany Hamilton (surfing), Ronda Rousey (mixed martial arts), and Kerri Strug (gymnastics).
"An inspiring, empowering collection of true stories of perseverance and resolve." Kirkus Reviews
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)|
|Age Range:||10 - 14 Years|
About the Author
Gabra Zackman is the award-winning narrator of over 300 audiobooks. She has been in the business since 2004, when she started recording for the National Library Service for the Blind. A classically trained actress, Gabra has appeared in theaters all over the country as well as on film and television.
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Table of Contents
Simone Biles 1
Elena Delle Donne 26
Venus And Serena Williams 43
Mo'ne Davis 66
Bethany Hamilton 81
Carli Lloyd 97
Wilma Rudolph 115
Ronda Rousey 131
Swin Cash 155
Kerri Strug 171