Stout, Glenn, Good Sports: Yes, She Can! Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011. Pgs. 117. INFORMATION.
Trudy Ederle, Louis Stokes, Tidye Pickett, Julie Krone, and Danica Patrick were all pioneers in women sports. Prior to the 20th century, women were considered inferior and incapable of competing in sports. Many women didn’t even know how to swim, but as these pioneers fought obstacles and closed-minded people, they were able to beat the odds and make a place for themselves and other women in the world of competitive sports.
An informative, inspirational book for girls. The layout is good. The text is simple to understand, but entertaining enough to read. Readers who like sports, biographies, and history will enjoy reading this book. EL (4-6), MS. OPTIONAL. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library.