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  • Published: 18 July 2017
  • ISBN: 9781607749783
  • Imprint: Potter/TSP/Harm/Roda
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $29.99

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 charmingly illustrated and inspiring book, Women in Sports highlights the achievements and stories of fifty notable women athletes--from well-known figures like tennis player Billie Jean King and gymnast Simone Biles, to lesser-known athletes like skateboarding pioneer Patti McGee and Toni Stone, the first woman to play baseball in a men’s professional league.
Covering more than forty sports, this fascinating collection also contains infographics about notable women's teams throughout history, pay and media statistics for female athletes, and muscle anatomy. Women in Sports celebrates the success of the tough, bold, and fearless women who paved the way for the next generation of athletes.

  • Published: 18 July 2017
  • ISBN: 9781607749783
  • Imprint: Potter/TSP/Harm/Roda
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $29.99

About the author

Rachel Ignotofsky

RACHEL IGNOTOFSKY is a New York Times-bestselling author, illustrator, designer. She graduated from Tyler School of Art’s graphic design program and formerly worked as a senior designer and illustrator at Hallmark Greetings. Rachel and her work have been featured in many print and online media outlets such as Babble, the Huffington Post, Scientific American, and Buzzfeed. She is the author of The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth, Women in Science, Women in Sports, and I Love Science.

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Praise for Women In Sports

Rachel Ignotofsky’s delightful book renders the healthy pleasure of sports for girls and women in buoyant color and form—from Bloomer Girls to Skate Bettys, in calf length skirts or disguised as men—reminding us that no matter if you are nine or ninety-eight, the question to ask is, ‘What is my next victory?

Mina Samuels, author of Run Like a Girl

What an inspiring book! These beautifully drawn portraits cover the triumphs and troubles of fifty athletes—some you’ve heard of and many you haven’t. There’s a familiar pattern to these stories: A woman sets her mind on something, someone tells her it can’t be done, and she goes ahead and does it anyway, setting records along the way. You’ll cheer for these ladies, and for author Rachel Ignotofsky.

Lisa Taggart, author of Women Who Win

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