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Warrior Girls: Protecting Our Daughters Against the Injury Epidemic in Women's Sports
Warrior Girls: Protecting Our Daughters Against the Injury Epidemic in Women's Sports
by Michael Sokolove
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Amy Steadman was destined to become one of the great women's soccer players of her generation. "The best of the best," Parade magazine called her as she left high school and headed off to the University of North Carolina. Instead, by age twenty, Amy had... (read more)

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Game Face: What Does a Female Athlete Look like?
Game Face: What Does a Female Athlete Look like?
by Jane Gottesman
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On playing fields and street corners, in backyards and gyms, the people in this arresting array of pictures are unselfconsciously exploring the physical and emotional pleasures of competition and play. Each image offers an affirming and satisfying answer... (read more)

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Pretty Good for a Girl: A Memoir
Pretty Good for a Girl: A Memoir
by Leslie Heywood
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You are a girl. You are a girl and you want to show the world what you're made of, blood and steel and backbone, guts. So you start running. Running so all those eyes who see just a girl will know what you can do. Your legs take the hills, eat up the... (read more)

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Grace, Under Pressure: A Girl with Asperger's & Her Marathon Mom
Grace, Under Pressure: A Girl with Asperger's & Her Marathon Mom
by Sophie Walker
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By the time her daughter Grace was diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome, Sophie Walkers life had unraveled. Her career was in disarray. She couldnt sleep. She and her husband had divorced. All the while, Grace, whom Sophie had once hoped was merely shy, was... (read more)

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Playing with the Boys: Why Separate Is Not Equal in Sports
Playing with the Boys: Why Separate Is Not Equal in Sports
by Eileen Mcdonagh
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Athletic contests help define what we mean in America by "success." By keeping women from "playing with the boys" on the false assumption that they are inherently inferior, society relegates them to second-class citizens. In this forcefully argued book... (read more)

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Title IX: A Brief History Wtih Documents (Bedford Series in History and Culture)
Title IX: A Brief History Wtih Documents (Bedford Series in History and Culture)
by Susan Ware
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Title IX represents a watershed in the history of girls' and women's education. In 1971, the year before Title IX was passed, fewer than 295,000 high school girls and 30,000 college women participated in their schools' athletic programs. By 2001, those... (read more)

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Run Like a Girl: How Strong Women Make Happy Lives
Run Like a Girl: How Strong Women Make Happy Lives
by Mina Samuels
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Run Like A Girl is about the impact that participating in sports has on women—how the confidence and strength that it helps to build spills over into all of our experiences, making us stronger and better prepared for lifes many challenges. In this... (read more)

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Game Face: What Does a Female Athlete Look Like?
Game Face: What Does a Female Athlete Look Like?
by Jane Gottesman
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The extraordinary collection of photographs and rich personal stories that make up Game Face documents the tremendous impact that sports has on the daily lives of millions of girls and women. On playing fields and street corners, in backyards and gyms... (read more)

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Playing Ball with the Boys: The Rise of Women in the World of Men's Sports
Playing Ball with the Boys: The Rise of Women in the World of Men's Sports
by Betsy Ross
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Female sideline reporters are the fastest-growing trend in broadcasts of professional and college football: names like Suzy Kolber, Erin Andrews, and Andrea Kremer are now as well known as any of the men in the booth. But even more has been going on. In... (read more)

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Women Who Risk: Profiles of Women in Extreme Sports
Women Who Risk: Profiles of Women in Extreme Sports
by Marilyn Olsen
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [186]-188).... (read more)

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100 Trailblazers: Great Women Athletes Who Opened Doors for Future Generations
100 Trailblazers: Great Women Athletes Who Opened Doors for Future Generations
by Richard Lapchick
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100 Trailblazers: Great Women Athletes Who Opened Doors for Future Generations shines an admiring spotlight on the accomplishments of women in sport whose life stories are important but not necessarily well known. Research and personal interviews reveal... (read more)

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The Winning Woman: 500 Spirited Quotes about Women and Their Sport
The Winning Woman: 500 Spirited Quotes about Women and Their Sport
by Molly Jay
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Here's a way to teach our daughters-and all young women-that there's nothing they can't accomplish! This inspiring compilation of more than 500 quotations includes words of wisdom from Billie Jean King, Lisa Leslie, Missy Giove, Mia Hamm, Teresa Edwards,... (read more)

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Making Her Mark: Firsts and Milestones in Women's Sports
Making Her Mark: Firsts and Milestones in Women's Sports
by Ernestine Miller
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The rich and colorful history of American women in sports<P>""Making Her Mark" is a momentous achievement. Ernestine Miller's amazing compilation of people and events in over fifty sports documents the rich legacy of women athletes in the U.S... (read more)

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In These Girlshope Is a Muscle
In These Girlshope Is a Muscle
by Madeleine Blais
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They Were a Talented Team with a Near-Perfect Record. But for Five Straight Years, When it Came to The Crunch of the Playoffs, the Amherst Lady Hurricanes-A Finesse High-School Girls' Basketball Team of Nice Girls from A Nice Town-Somehow Lacked the... (read more)

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Playing with the Boys: Why Separate Is Not Equal in Sports
Playing with the Boys: Why Separate Is Not Equal in Sports
by Eileen Mcdonagh
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Athletic contests help define what we mean in America by "success." By keeping women from "playing with the boys" on the false assumption that they are inherently inferior, society relegates them to second-class citizens. In this forcefully argued book... (read more)

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Women in Sports: The Complete Book on the World's Greatest Female Athletes
Women in Sports: The Complete Book on the World's Greatest Female Athletes
by Joe Layden
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Profiles the lives and careers of gifted and successful athletes who helped to advance the cause of women's sports. Included are pioneers such as Babe Didrikson Zaharias and Althea Gibson as well as modern superstars such as Martina Navratilova... (read more)

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Shooting from the outside :how a coach and her Olympic team transformed women's basketball
Shooting from the outside :how a coach and her Olympic team transformed women's basketball
by Tara Vanderveer
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Shooting from the Outside is a story of triumph on many levels. Woven through VanDerveer's account of the team's pressure-packed year is the profoundly inspiring story of her own rise as a coach. Like women in business, medicine, and other demanding... (read more)

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Nike Is a Goddess: The History of Women in Sports
Nike Is a Goddess: The History of Women in Sports
by Lissa Smith
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The dramatic story of the rise of women's sports over the last century in a series of original narratives focusing on the great female athletes whose success has changed the game and paved the way for the women and girls of today. Photos throughout.... (read more)

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Coming on Strong: Gender and Sexuality in Twentieth-Century Women's Sports
Coming on Strong: Gender and Sexuality in Twentieth-Century Women's Sports
by Susan K Cahn
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Today, there are women athletes who are media celebrities and a source of inspiration for many. But not long ago, being serious about sport was considered appropriate only for men and boys. Throughout the twentieth century, women's increasing... (read more)

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When Women Played Hardball
When Women Played Hardball
by Susan E Johnson
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The years between 1943 and 1954 marked the magical era of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League - which proved beyond doubt that women can play hardball. With skill and style, more than 500 women took to the baseball diamonds of the Midwest... (read more)

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