Women in the World: Female Athletes, 1st Edition

  • Lena Koya
  • Published By: Rosen Young Adult
  • ISBN-10: 1508177198
  • ISBN-13: 9781508177197
  • DDC: 796.082
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released November 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Many women have broken the glass ceiling of sports, including tennis star Serena Williams, race car driver Danica Patrick, and soccer player Abby Wambach. These women have fought hard to reach the summit of their sports, and many women in sports continue to fight to be taken seriously or to be paid the same as men. This text examines female athletes, their struggles, as well as representations of women in sports. It includes a glossary, a list of organizations for women in sports, and additional suggestions for research.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: A History of Women in Sports.
2: Gender Roles in Sports.
3: Fighting for Equal Rights.
4: Extreme Measures.
5: Women, Culture, and Sports.
6: Juggling Sports and Life.
For More Information.
For Further Reading.
About the Authors.
Photo Credits.