A Complete Set 2: Girls Play to Win (5 books)
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A Complete Set 2: Girls Play to Win (5 books)

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The history, rules and heroines; these nonfiction accounts of women's sports relate the interesting insights of each sport, including the rules, game play and standout athletes. Girls looking for role models as well as the "hows and whys" of their favorite game will find the answers in these fresh, accessible titles. Part history, part biography, and part instruction, Girls Play to Win allows readers to access "everything they want to know" about the game. More than an introduction, this series takes what is likely an existing interest and allows the reader to delve deeper. Content consultants are real-world experts that include Olympic athletes and coaches. Set includes: Cheerleading Lacrosse Soccer Softball Swimming & Diving Track & Field

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    Girls Play to Win
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    Women's Sports
  • Author
    Marty Gitlin, Bo Smolka, Jeff Kassouf, Paul Hoblin, Chr
Girls play sports too, and the books in this series are about female athletes. Each book starts with an introduction to the sport. Rules are explained, words are defined and techniques are outlined. A Historical chapter follows. It looks at the sport and the role of females athletes in the sport. Pioneers, such as Sonja Henie in figure skating and Gretchen Fraser in skiing, are discussed and their contributions acknowledged. Past, present, and rising stars are given the closing pages of each book, allowing readers to see the faces of athletes who are making a difference. These books will make excellent resources for research purposes. Color pictures complement the text. Sidebars provide additional facts. Any library seeking books about girls and sports need to look no further than this series. Bibliography. Glossary. Index. RECOMMENDED.

Library Media Connection March/April 2011

Library Media Connection's Editor's Choice Award 2011