Women in Sports
50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win
A richly illustrated and inspiring book highlighting the achievements and stories of fifty notable women athletes from the 1800s to today, by the New York Times bestselling author of Women in Science.
"This is one of the books we've been waiting for--a compendium of great women athletes and the struggles they faced."--Lesley Visser, Hall of Fame sportscaster
Women for the win! The fifty illustrated profiles in Women in Sports feature trailblazers, Olympians, and record-breaking female athletes in more than forty sports, including well-known figures like tennis player Billie Jean King and gymnast Simone Biles, as well as lesser-known champions like Toni Stone, the first woman to play baseball in a professional men's league, and skateboarding pioneer Patti McGee.
Women in Sports also contains infographics on topics that sporty women want to know about, such as muscle anatomy, a timeline of women's participation in sports, pay and media statistics for female athletes, and influential women's teams. This beautiful and inspiring book celebrates the success of the tough, bold, and fearless women who paved the way for today's athletes.
About this Author
Rachel Ignotofsky is a New York Times bestselling author, illustrator, and designer. Rachel and her work have been featured in many print and online media outlets such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Scientific American, Science Friday, Brain Pickings, and more. She is the author of Women in Science, Women in Sports, Women in Art, I Love Science, and The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth. She is a graduate of Tyler School of Art's graphic design program.
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