Celebrating Women in Sport
By Ruth Atkinson
With the Women’s World Cup well underway in Paris, we’re excited to share some brilliant books on women in sport with you. The titles featured cover a diverse range of fantastic sportswomen and are sure to inspire younger readers – whatever sport they might be into! All titles are available now or coming soon to Accelerated Reader. Their details are listed at the bottom of this post.
Charlotte Browne’s Smith is the first book in the immensely popular Ultimate Football Heroes series to feature a female player. Following the early life and career of ex-England superstar Kelly Smith, it charts the highs and lows she experienced trying to make it as a professional at home and in America. Browne has also authored books for the series on Brazil legend Marta, Chelsea goal-scorer Fran Kirby and US talisman Alex Morgan (who scored a fantastic FIVE against Thailand last Tuesday).
A great option for struggling readers, the Dream to Win series covers a variety of sportsmen and women, including GB’s Olympic heroes Nicola Adams, Jessica Ennis and Ellie Simmons. With illustrations and relatively straightforward language these Hi/Lo titles tell the stories of inspiring athletes without being intimidating to lower level readers.
Our final pick is Women in Sport: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win, by author and illustrator Rachel Ignotofsky. Strikingly illustrated, this comprehensive publication covers sportswomen from the well-known to the obscure and will have something to interest every reader.
Kirby: From the Playground to the Pitch by Charlotte Browne
Dino Books | BL 5.6 | MY | Quiz # 236457 (coming soon)
Marta: From the Playground to the Pitch by Charlotte Browne
Dino Books | BL 5.6 | MY | Quiz # 236460 (coming soon)
Morgan: From the Playground to the Pitch by Charlotte Browne
Dino Books | BL 5.4 | MY | Quiz # 236461 (coming soon)
Smith: From the Playground to the Pitch by Charlotte Browne
Dino Books | BL 5.6 | MY | Quiz # 236463
Ellie Simmonds by Roy Apps
Franklin Watts | BL 4.8 | MY | Quiz # 225505
Jessica Ennis/Jessica Ennis-Hill by Roy Apps
Franklin Watts | BL 4.5 | MY | Quiz # 224233
Nicola Adams by Roy Apps
Franklin Watts | BL 4.7 | MY | Quiz # 228733
Women in Sport: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win by Rachel Ignotofsky
|Posted on||17 June 2019 at 11:06 am|
|Tagged with||Accelerated Reader, Dino Books, Football, Franklin Watts, Hi/Lo, Olympics, Renaissance Accelerated Reader, Sports, Women in Sport, Women's Football, Women's World Cup