Women in Sports

50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win

by Rachel Ignotofsky

Illustrated profiles of fifty pioneering female athletes, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science

Women for the win!

A richly illustrated and inspiring book, Women in Sports highlights the achievements and stories of fifty notable women athletes from the 1800s to today, including trailblazers, Olympians, and record-breakers in more than forty sports. The athletes featured include well-known figures like tennis player Billie Jean King and gymnast Simone Biles, as well as lesser-known champions like Toni Stone, the first woman to play baseball in a professional men’s league, and skateboarding pioneer Patti McGee. The book also contains infographics on topics that sporty women want to know about such as muscle anatomy, a timeline ofwomen’s participation in sports, pay and media statistics for female athletes, and influential women’s teams. Women in Sports celebrates the success of the tough, bold, and fearless women who paved the way for today’s athletes.


Recent Reviews

Women in Sports

Tori Taubner

4 Stars

As a woman currently working in sports, it is great to see women represented in the athletic field - in this case, athletes. This book is a great way to introduce some extraordinary women to young adults through lots of content and fun…

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Women in Sports - a review

Amy Cate

5 Stars

I recieved a copy of Women in Sports from Blogging for Books. I love this series that champions females in various fields, and the Women in Sports edition did not disappoint. Featuring women in sports like horseback riding to water polo, it…

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Candace Robinson

5 Stars

This book has one of the coolest covers I have seen. Plus the book depicts women in sports which is awesome for girls and women to look and read about. It can help strengthen their minds, knowing that as a woman you can still achieve so much…

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Women in Sports

Vivian Rowe

5 Stars

I am not a sports fan, but I am a fan of beautifully illustrated books.  I really enjoyed reading about all the incredible women featured in this book.  The illustrations and colors are fun and definitely can keep older kids…

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Women in Sports Review

Emily Flanders

5 Stars

I am not really into sports, but I have always been interested to hear about the achievements and stories of women in…

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