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Ignotofsky, Rachel

Summary: "Illustrated profiles of fifty pioneering female athletes, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science. A charmingly illustrated and inspiring book, Women in Sports highlights the achievements and stories of fifty notable women athletes--from well-known figures like tennis player Billie Jean King and gymnast Simone Biles, to lesser-known athletes like skateboarding pioneer...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ten Speed Press, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796.092 IGN

Cline-Ransome, Lesa

Summary: Before girls wore pants or women were permitted to swim in bathing suits at public beaches, who paved the way for women in sports? And who's breaking new ground today? This anthology introduces 21 trailblazing women who have broken through the boundaries set for female athletes. From basketball slam-dunker Lisa Leslie to tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams, whose father had onlookers...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 CLI

Staats, Ann McCallum

Summary: "What is the allure of the extreme? Who are the women who seek out and excel at sports outside the conventional, such as cave diving, wingsuit flying, or Formula 1 racing? This collection of female adventure dynamos is as fascinating as it is empowering. Thrill Seekers introduces readers to a diverse and fascinating selection of women whose determination, grit, and courage have propelled each...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 920 STA

McCue, Elizabeth McGarr

Summary: Offers profiles of over one hundred prominent women athletes that outline the impact they had on their sports, as well as the lives they lived, on and off the field.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liberty Street, an imprint of Time, Inc. Books, a division of Meredith Corporation 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796 MCC

Schiot, Molly

Summary: "Based on the Instagram account @TheUnsungHeroines, a celebration of the pioneering, forgotten female athletes of the twentieth century that features rarely seen photos and new interviews with past and present gamechangers including Abby Wambach and Cari Champion"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon and Schuster 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 SCH

Kortemeier, Todd

Summary: "Learn more about the best of the best in the history of women's sports. The title also features informative sidebars, a glossary, and further resources."--Publisher's website.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: SportsZone, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 KOR

Weintraub, Aileen

Summary: Meet thirty-five female athletes who played hard, broke records, and inspired girls around the world. You'll read about the first woman horse jockey to compete in the Kentucky Derby, the number one tennis player in the world, a surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack, and a snow boarder who landed a death-defying jump, along with many others. Includes: Simone Biles * Gretchen Bleiler * Hannah...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: RP Kids/Running Press Kids 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 WEI

Abramsky, Sasha

Summary: "Lottie Dod was a truly extraordinary sports figure who blazed trails of glory in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Dod won Wimbledon five times, and did so for the first time in 1887, at the ludicrously young age of fifteen. After she grew bored with competitive tennis, she moved on to and excelled in myriad other sports: she became a leading ice skater and tobogganist, a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Edge of Sports 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DOD, LOTTIE ABR

Wetzel, Dan

Summary: "Well before Simone confronted the pressure of the Olympics, she faced real-life challenges as a kid while moving in and out of foster care. With the support and love of her family, she rode an unwavering drive to make history and grew into an incredible role model and activist--not to mention one of the greatest athletes of our time."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt Books for Young Readers 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BIL

Larson, Theresa

Summary: In this inspiring memoir, a former female Marine platoon leader recalls the wars she has fought—on the playing field, the battlefield, and inside her own soul—revealing how overcoming the harrowing circumstances in her life helped her ultimately redefine what it means to be strong and what “perfect” really is.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperOne 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LARSON, THERESA LAR

Kimmel, Allison Crotzer

Summary: Describes how after winning the 1928 Olympics, Betty Robinson survived a plane crash and disabling injuries that she overcame to win the gold medal again during the 1936 Olympics.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 ROB

Lajiness, Katie

Summary: "Meet Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez! Hernandez's life story is examined from her childhood in New Jersey where she began gymnastics at age five, to the 2015 US Junior Titleon the way to being chosen for the women's gymnastics team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro where she won one gold and one silver medal. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Big Buddy Books, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 HER

Grierson, Bruce

Summary: "In What Makes Olga Run? Bruce Grierson explores what the wild success of a ninety-three-year-old track star can tell us about how our bodies and minds age. Olga Kotelko is not your average ninety-three-year-old. She not only looks and acts like a much younger woman, she holds over twenty-three world records in track and field, seventeen in her current ninety to ninety-five category. Convinced...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KOTELKO, OLGA GRI

Macy, Sue

Summary: "Macy offers a rare and fascinating glimpse into the journey of women's rights through the lens of women in sports during the pivotal decade of the 1920s. With elegant prose, poignant wit, and fascinating primary sources, Macy explores the many hurdles presented to female athletes as they stormed the field, stepped up to bat, and won the right to compete in sports. Featuring bold and talented...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796.082 MAC

Manta, Karina

Summary: "A memoir of Karina Manta, the first female member of USA Figure Skating to come out as queer"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2021

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Pappas, Alexi

Summary: "When Alexi Pappas was four years old, her mother committed suicide, drastically altering the course of Pappas's life and setting her on a perpetual search for female role models. When her father started signing her up for sports teams as a way to keep his bereaved daughter busy, female athletes became some of the first women Pappas looked up to, and she became a girl with a goal: to be an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Dial Press 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PAPPAS, ALEXI PAP

Hoena, B. A.

Summary: "Serena Williams has amazed tennis fans with her talent and spoken out against racism and sexism in the tennis world. She has also become a role model for a new generation of tennis players"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graphic Universe 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 921 WIL

Denhollander, Rachael

Summary: "Recipient of Sports Illustrated's Inspiration of the Year Award and one of Time's 100 Most Influential People (2018) "Who is going to tell these little girls that what was done to them matters? That they are seen and valued, that they are not alone and they are not unprotected?" Rachael Denhollander's voice was heard around the world when she spoke out to end the most shocking scandal in US...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tyndale Momentum, the nonfiction imprint of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DENHOLLANDER, RACHAEL DEN

Muhammad, Ibtihaj

Summary: Shares the life story of the Olympic fencer, including how she overcame feeling out of place in her sport and how she became the first American woman to compete in the Olympics wearing a hijab.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 MUH

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA B MUHAMMAD MUH

Raisman, Aly

Summary: Aly Raisman first stepped onto a gymnastics mat as a toddler in a "mommy & me" gymnastics class. No one could have predicted then that sixteen years later, she'd be standing on an Olympic podium, having achieved her dreams. But it wasn't an easy road to success. Aly faced obstacle after obstacle, including naysayers who claimed that she didn't have the talent to compete at an elite level and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2017

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Schwartz, Heather E

Summary: Introduces the life of swimmer Simone Manuel, from her childhood to her greatest accomplishments in her sport.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 MAN

Denhollander, Rachael

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Summary: Recipient of Sports Illustrated's Inspiration of the Year Award and one of Time's 100 Most Influential People (2018) "Who is going to tell these little girls that what was done to them matters? That they are seen and valued, that they are not alone and they are not unprotected?" Rachael Denhollander's voice was heard around the world when she spoke out to end the most shocking scandal in US...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2019

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 DENHOLLANDER, RACHAEL DEN

Beard, Amanda

Summary: In this candid and ultimately uplifting memoir, Olympic medalist Amanda Beard reveals the truth about coming of age in the spotlight, the demons she battled along the way, and the newfound happiness that has proved to be her greatest victory.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Touchstone Books 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BEARD, AMANDA BEA

Muhammad, Ibtihaj

Summary: Ibtihaj Muhammad's path to Olympic greatness has been marked with opposition and near-debilitating challenges because of her race, religion, and gender. As the only woman of color and the only religious minority on the U.S. women's saber team, she had to push past sterotypes, misconceptions, and negativity to find her own path to success and Olympic Glory. Her reflection provides an unflinching...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MUHAMMAD, IBTIHAJ MUH

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