Women Athletes Who Rule!: The 101 Stars Every Fan Needs to Know

128p. index. photos. Time. Jun. 2018. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781683300731.
Gr 3–8—How do you get eight tennis superstars all into the same sports book? By asking the right questions. One hundred and one women athletes and their individual feats are gathered together in 120 or so pages. Who was the first player to dunk in a WNBA game? Lisa Leslie. Who shot the lowest round in LPGA tour history? Annika Sorenstam. The book is divided into chapters—"Superstars," "Wonder Women," "Trailblazers," "Record Breakers," and "Champions"—but many of the women featured could appear in any or all of the sections. Major sports are covered, so readers will find their favorite gymnasts and soccer players, but games like roller derby, bowling, and polo are also included. The main draw of the book is the action-packed photography on bright, colorful pages. The arresting images of women in motion will hook readers. Pages are dotted with elements such as "fast facts" and "wow factor" info boxes and quotes from the players. The slight back matter includes an index.
VERDICT An inspiring and browsable selection for most nonfiction collections.

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