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Girl Athlete

Foreword by Dara Torres / Illustrated by Georgia Rucker
Published by Downtown Bookworks
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Full of unforgettable upsets, miraculous comebacks, and tales of incredible drive and commitment, the 40 profiles in GIRL ATHLETE celebrate the game-changing women and girls who have broken records on and off the court. 

This action-packed illustrated collection of profiles shines a spotlight on 40 outstanding female athletes in fields from baseball to rock climbing, surfing to paralympics, who have broken records, redefined their sport, shown incredible sportsmanship and feats of endurance. Celebrate the strength, commitment, and skill of icons like Serena Williams and Wilma Rudolph, powerhouses like Megan Rapinoe and Lindsey Vonn, and recent headliners like Simone Biles and Sabrina Ionescu. Young athletes and sports fans will love the inspiring stories in the book and will walk away with winning wisdom from the MVPs about staying mentally and physically fit, making the most of their training, getting their head in the game, ignoring the naysayers, exhibiting good sportsmanship (even when things go wrong), and pushing themselves to surpass their goals and find their personal best. 

ABOUT THE  SERIES
GENERATION GIRL books celebrate game-changing women. They are filled with profiles of amazing women who’ve been there, done that, and learned some valuable lessons along the way. Readers will be inspired by their stories, learn from their struggles and successes, and pick up some useful tools so that they too can change the world. Other Generation Girl books include: Girl CEO, Girl Activist, and Girl Genius.

About The Author

Joan Niesen is a sports writer whose work has appeared in magazines, newspapers, and online publications over the course of her decade-long career. She most recently worked as a staff writer at Sports Illustrated, where she covered everything from football and hockey to golf to women's basketball.

About The Illustrator

Georgia Rucker has illustrated many books including the Generation Girl series (Girl CEO, Girl Activist, Girl Genius, and Girl Athlete). She also illustrated the board books My Favorite Shoes, and My Favorite Purse, and the Allegra Biscotti middle grade series. Her doodles can be found in many of the books she also designs from her office in Madison, Wisconsin.

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