Synopses & Reviews
Not very long ago, many people said girls and women were too weak and delicate to play sports.
Fortunately, a lot of girls didn't listen. Trudy Ederle, Louise Stokes, Tidye Pickett, Julie Krone and Danica Patrick sure didn't. Trudy Ederle swam the English Channel, Louise Stokes and Tidye Pickett made it into the Olympics running track, Julie Krone became jockey, and Danica Patrick decided to drive Indie cars. Yes, She Can! tells the inspiring stories of these pioneers in sports. Thanks to them, everyone knows now that girls can do anything they want. Perfect for young athletes, ages 9-12.
"Accessible and inspirational."—Publishers Weekly
"Full of fascinating information about fascinating women in sports history."—Bookbabe blog
"Never patronizing, [Stout] captures both grit and glory in a fast-paced package that goes down easy even as it inspires."—Kirkus Reviews
"An inspiring read for anyone who has been told that she cant, shouldnt, or wont do something because she is a girl."—Booklist
Named to the 2012 Amelia Bloomer List
No other family has conquered football like the Manning's. It all started with the dad, Archie, a former pro quarterback who taught his sons Peyton and Eli to play football. Now, as the brothers have both grown into pro quarterbacks', they're creating a legacy of their own, starting with two stunning Super Bowl wins. This exciting Matt Christopher biography gives readers the story behind this famous football family, as well as thrilling recaps of some of the most awesome games in NFL history.
About the Author
Glenn Stout is the series editor of The Best American Sports Writing and author of more than forty non-fiction sports biographies under the auspices of Matt Christopher. He is also the author of Baseball Heroes, the first title in the Good Sports series. He lives in Alburgh, VT. Visit Glenn at www.goodsportsbyglennstout.com.
Table of Contents
Introduction . . . 8
Trudys Big Splash . . . 10
The Real Winners . . . 36
Racing Ahead . . . 64
Young Woman in a Hurry . . . 88
Sources and Further Reading . . . 111
Appendix . . . 115