Rising Above: Inspiring Women in Sports

Rising Above: Inspiring Women in Sports

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Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399547478
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 02/20/2018
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,174,684
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Gregory Zuckerman is a Special Writer at the Wall Street Journal and the bestselling author of The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters; and The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History.

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

Afterword 198

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