Women In Sports features 50 fearless athletes. The book talks about them chronologically, starting in 1893. I only recognized about 15 names, the more modern names like Biles and Ledecky. Women are often touted as the “Weaker sex” but these athletes show just what woman can do and they have become legends! There are really cool illustrations throughout the book and there are pages for each of the women which includes a small bio on that athlete. Pretty much every sport there is, is represented throughout this book and it was a really fun and interesting read!
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review, I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
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 Patti McGee and Toni Stone, the first woman to play baseball in a men’s professional league.
Covering more than forty sports, this fascinating collection also contains infographics about notable women’s teams throughout history, pay and media statistics for female athletes, and muscle anatomy. Women in Sports celebrates the success of the tough, bold, and fearless women who paved the way for the next generation of athletes.