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The Resource Rising above, Inspiring women in sports, Gregory Zuckerman ; with Elijah and Gabriel Zuckerman

Rising above, Inspiring women in sports, Gregory Zuckerman ; with Elijah and Gabriel Zuckerman

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Rising above, Inspiring women in sports
Title
Rising above
Title part
Inspiring women in sports
Statement of responsibility
Gregory Zuckerman ; with Elijah and Gabriel Zuckerman
Title variation
Inspiring women in sports
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Behold the power of women! These are the inspirational real-life stories of female superstar athletes Serena and Venus Williams, Simone Biles, Carli Lloyd, and more -- role models all. For sports fans, aspiring athletes and readers of sports biographies. Growing up in a crime-plagued, gang-infested neighborhood, Venus and Serena Williams were led to believe their environment was not a place where dreams could come true. It took a relentless determination, a burning desire to be the best, and a willingness to conquer racial barriers for them to emerge as tennis legends. Simone Biles was raised by a single mother with addiction issues, forcing her grandparents to intervene. But Simone soon discovered balance beams and gymnastics mats, setting her on a path toward Olympic greatness. Carli Lloyd, meanwhile, believed her youth soccer career was really starting to take off, only to be cut from her team. Instead of quitting the sport she loved, Carli rebuilt her confidence from the ground up, ultimately becoming one of the leaders on the World Cup Champion US Women's Soccer team. The athletes featured in this book met earth-shaking challenges head on, and through hard work and perseverance, went on to conquer the sports world. This collection of mini biographies, complete with first-hand content drawn from interviews, is a source of inspiration and self-empowerment for kids and sports fans of all ages. Also included in the book: 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). Praise for Rising Above: Inspiring Women in Sports: "An inspiring, empowering collection of true stories of perseverance and resolve." --Kirkus Reviews"--
  • "These are the inspirational real-life stories of female superstar athletes Serena and Venus Williams, Simone Biles, Carli Lloyd, and more -- role models all. For sports fans, aspiring athletes and readers of sports biographies"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zuckerman, Gregory
Dewey number
  • 796.0922
  • B
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Age 8-12
  • Grade 7 to 8
LC call number
GV697.A1
LC item number
Z83 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Zuckerman, Elijah
  • Zuckerman, Gabriel
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women athletes
  • African American women athletes
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Sports & Recreation
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Girls & Women
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Issues / Physical & Emotional Abuse (see also Social Issues / Sexual Abuse)
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Rising above, Inspiring women in sports, Gregory Zuckerman ; with Elijah and Gabriel Zuckerman
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn988059538
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780399547478
Lccn
2017037902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)988059538
  • (Sirsi) a2014249
Label
Rising above, Inspiring women in sports, Gregory Zuckerman ; with Elijah and Gabriel Zuckerman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn988059538
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780399547478
Lccn
2017037902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)988059538
  • (Sirsi) a2014249

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