Ladies First (Paperback)
Women Athletes Who Made a Difference
Peachtree Publishing Company, 9781561455348, 146pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 2010
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Veteran author and journalist Ken Rappoport showcases pioneering women, from tennis pro Althea Gibson, the first African-American woman to win at Wimbledon, to Susan Butcher, four-time winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
Each dramatic, action-packed profile shows how these athletes overcame discrimination against their gender, and sometimes their race, and challenged popular misconceptions about women and sports. Young readers will find in each of these women the courage, perseverance, and dedication that made them great athletes during their own times and strong role models for today. A bonus chapter at the end highlights The All-American Red Heads basketball team.