The inspirational real-life stories of superstar athletes Serena and Venus Williams, Simone Biles, Carli Lloyd, and more! For sports fans, aspiring athletes and readers of sports biographies. Some of the most accomplished and famous athletes in the world--tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams, Olympic Gold Medalist Simone Biles, World Cup superstar Carli Lloyd and others--faced earthshaking challenges in their youth. But they refused to give up. Through hard work and determination, they rose above their circumstances and went on to conquer the sports world. This collection of mini biographies, complete with firsthand content drawn from in-depth interviews, is a source of inspiration and self-empowerment for kids and sports fans of all ages. Included in the book: Venus and Serena Wiliams (tennis), Simone Biles (gymnastics), Carli Lloyd (soccer), Wilma Rudolph (track and field), Mo'ne Davis (Little League baseball), Swin Cash (basketball), Elena Delle Donne (basketball), Bethany Hamilton (surfing), Ronda Rousey (mixed martial arts), and Kerri Strug (gymnastics). "An inspiring, empowering collection of true stories of perseverance and resolve." --Kirkus Reviews
Author: Gregory Zuckerman, Elijah Zuckerman, Gabriel Zuckerman Publisher: Puffin Books Published: 02/26/2019 Pages: 224 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.40lbs Size: 7.70h x 5.00w x 0.60d ISBN: 9780399547485 Audience: Ages 9-12
Accelerated Reader: Reading Level: 7.4 Point Value: 6 Interest Level: Middle Grade Quiz #/Name: 194729 / Rising Above: Inspiring Women in Sports
About the Author Gregory Zuckerman is a Special Writer at The Wall Street Journal and the bestselling author of The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters; and The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History. He appears regularly on CNBC, Fox Business, National Public Radio, BBC, and other major media outlets. He lives with his wife and two sons, Elijah and Gabriel. in West Orange, N.J., where they enjoy the Yankees in the summer, root for the Giants in the fall, and reminisce about Linsanity in the winter.