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Yes, She Can!: Women's Sports Pioneers 1 Edition
Contributor(s): Stout, Glenn
ISBN: 054741725X     ISBN-13: 9780547417257
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: April 2011
Annotation: Profiles five female athletes through history that overcame adversity and discrimination to become prominent players in their sports, including historic swimmer Trudy Ederle and NASCAR's Danica Patrick.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Women athletes; Biography.
Sports for women; History.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Women
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Sports & Recreation
Dewey: 796.0922
LCCN: 2010022984
Lexile Measure: 1040
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: Good Sports
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 7.75" H x 5.00" W x 0.25" (0.25 lbs) 117 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 143209
Reading Level: 6.7   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 4.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s):

Glenn Stout is the series editor of The Best American Sports Writing and author of more than forty non-fiction sports biographies under the auspices of Matt Christopher. He is also the author of Baseball Heroes, the first title in the Good Sports series. He lives in Alburgh, VT. Visit Glenn at

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2011 February #2)

The second book in Stout's Good Sports series (following 2010's Baseball Heroes) profiles five women athletes who, as Stout writes in his introduction, "refused to be told what they could and could not do." In chapters devoted to swimmer Trudy Ederle, runners Louise Stokes and Tidye Pickett, jockey Julie Krone, and Indy car driver Danica Patrick, Stout covers each woman's hard work, setbacks, and triumphs without minimizing the challenges and disappointments along the way (Stokes, one of the first two African-American Olympians, never got to compete during the Games, and success on the track proved elusive for Patrick). Accessible and inspirational. Ages 9–12. (Apr.)

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Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2011 July)

Gr 4–6—This is an excellent source for inspiration, with good examples of people following their dreams. The five athletes included came from various backgrounds and time periods: Gertrude Ederle, swimming star of the 1920s; Louise Stokes and Tidye Pickett, track stars of the 1930s; Julie Krone, successful jockey in the 1980s; and Danica Patrick, winning Indy car racer in the 2000s. Each woman had her own battles to win and obstacles to conquer along the way. Important mentors and influences are cited. Through descriptive detail, Stout has a way of making readers feel as though they are actually in the water or on the muddy racetrack, etc. He makes each tale exciting and suspenseful—even for children who may know the outcome. An extensive "Sources and Further Reading" section includes a reference to fYouTube videos of the races of Krone and Patrick. While all subjects other than Stokes and Pickett have had several individual biographies written about them, this book is a unique collection about five inspiring female athletes—and it is a sure winner. A black-and-white photo of each woman in included.—Kate Kohlbeck, Randall School, Waukesha, WI

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