Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes

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Author: Ignotofsky, Rachel
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Women in Sports:  50 Fearless Athletes who Played to Win

Illustrated profiles of fifty pioneering female athletes, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science

A richly illustrated and inspiring book, Women in Sports highlights the achievements and stories of fifty notable women athletes from the 1800s to today, including trailblazers, Olympians, and record-breakers in more than forty sports. The athletes featured include well-known figures like tennis player Billie Jean King and gymnast Simone Biles, as well as lesser-known champions like Toni Stone, the first woman to play baseball in a professional men’s league, and skateboarding pioneer Patti McGee.

The book also contains infographics on topics that sporty women want to know about such as muscle anatomy, a timeline of women’s participation in sports, pay and media statistics for female athletes, and influential women’s teams. Women in Sports celebrates the success of the tough, bold, and fearless women who paved the way for today’s athletes.

  • Hardcover, 128 pages
  • 8" x 10"


Rachel Ignotofsky is a New York Times Best Selling author and illustrator. She is an author with 10 Speed Press and is always thinking up new ideas. Her other books include The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth, Women In Science and Women In Sports.

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