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Women in Sports

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Women in Sports

50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win

By Rachel Ignotofsky

Ten Speed Press, Hardcover, 9781607749783, 128pp.

Publication Date: July 18, 2017

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Description

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 highlightsthe achievements and stories of fifty notable women athletes from the1800s to today, including trailblazers, Olympians, and record-breakersin more than forty sports. The athletes featured include well-knownfigures like tennis player Billie Jean King and gymnast Simone Biles, as well as lesser-known champions like Toni Stone, the first woman toplay baseball in a professional men's league, and skateboarding pioneerPatti McGee. The book also contains infographics on topics that sportywomen want to know about such as muscle anatomy, a timeline ofwomen's participation in sports, pay and media statistics for femaleathletes, and influential women's teams. Women in Sportscelebrates the success of the tough, bold, and fearlesswomen who paved the way for today's of athletes.



About the Author
RACHEL IGNOTOFSKY is an illustrator and 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 Women in Science.
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