Rising Above: Inspiring Women in Sports

Category: Book
By (author): Zuckerman, Elijah
By (author): Zuckerman, Gabriel
By (author): Zuckerman, Gregory
Subject:  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Sports & Recreation
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Girls & Women
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Physical & Emotional Abuse (see also Social
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / General
Publisher: Philomel
Published: February 2019
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 7.75in x 5.06in x 0.53in
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From The Publisher*The inspirational real-life stories of superstar athletes Serena and Venus Williams, Simone Biles, Carli Lloyd, and more! For sports fans, aspiring athletes and readers of sports biographies.

Some of the most accomplished and famous athletes in the world-tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams, Olympic Gold Medalist Simone Biles, World Cup superstar Carli Lloyd and others-faced earthshaking challenges in their youth. But they refused to give up. Through hard work and determination, they rose above their circumstances and went on to conquer the sports world. This collection of mini biographies, complete with firsthand content drawn from in-depth interviews, is a source of inspiration and self-empowerment for kids and sports fans of all ages.

Included in the book: Venus and Serena Wiliams (tennis), Simone Biles (gymnastics), Carli Lloyd (soccer), Wilma Rudolph (track and field), Mo'ne Davis (Little League baseball), Swin Cash (basketball), Elena Delle Donne (basketball), Bethany Hamilton (surfing), Ronda Rousey (mixed martial arts), and Kerri Strug (gymnastics).

"An inspiring, empowering collection of true stories of perseverance and resolve." --Kirkus Reviews

Review Quote*Praise for Rising Above: Inspiring Women in Sports:

"An inspiring, empowering collection of true stories of perseverance and resolve." --Kirkus Reviews

"This is a good choice for libraries where biographies about current newsmakers are in demand." --School Library Connection

"What will inspire athletes of any ability or gender is how these women turned to help when needed and learned to accept themselves inside and out." --Booklist

"A varied and inspiring collection of sports biographies." --School Library Journal
Biographical NoteGregory Zuckerman (www.gregoryzuckerman.com) is a Special Writer at The Wall Street Journal, a 20-year veteran of the paper and a three-time winner of the Gerald Loeb award -- the highest honor in business journalism. Greg is the author of The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters, a national bestseller named among the best books of 2014 by The Financial Times and Forbes Magazine, and The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller published December 2010.At the Journal, Greg writes about big financial firms, personalities and trades, hedge funds, the energy revolution and other investing and business topics. Greg appears regularly on CNBC, Fox Business, Yahoo Finance, Bloomberg Television and various television networks. He makes regular appearances on National Public Radio, BBC, ABC Radio, Bloomberg Radio, and radio stations around the globe. Greg gives speeches to business groups on a variety of topics. A graduate of Brandeis University, Greg lives with his wife and two sons in West Orange, N.J., where they enjoy the Yankees in the summer, root for the Giants in the fall, and reminisce about Linsanity in the winter. Follow him on Twitter @gzuckerman.