Reading/Interest Level: Primary, Intermediate, Young Adult
Author: Elizabeth McGarr McCue
Publisher: Liberty Street
More than 150 color photos showcase some of the most determined and successful women athletes in the world. Swimmers, tennis players, gymnasts, and many more athletes have been an inspiration to many as they fought to be the best and never stepped down from a challenge. Readers will learn interesting tidbits about their favorite athletes such as facts about their lives, world records they hold, and "wow factors" that not just anyone can achieve. There are 101 sports stars featured in this book. Some are well-known and some are more obscure, but they all have one thing in common. They have an athletic gift and deserve to be recognized for their achievements.
The layout of this book is special because each page features a question about an athlete followed by a section that answers this question and tells of the athlete's achievements. This is an excellent way to engage young readers and serve as a sort of trivia. The athletes are divided into five categories: superstars, wonder women, trailblazers, record breakers, and champions. Each athlete is unique and inspiring in their field. This book serves as a great reminder to readers that they can do anything they put their mind to. The color photos are top notch and add a great visual effect to highlight the lives of these wonderful women. This book would be a great addition to school libraries to remind young children that their dreams can come true if they stay focused and try their best.