Yes, She Can!: Women's Sports Pioneers (Good Sports) (Paperback)

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Yes, She Can!: Women's Sports Pioneers (Good Sports) (Paperback)


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Yes, She Can! celebrates ground-breaking female athletes who became the first—and sometimes only—women to achieve at the highest levels of their sports.

Featuring Trudy Ederle, the subject of Young Woman and the Sea, the Disney+ biopic starring Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley.

In this middle grade collection of sporting heroines these pioneers show girls that anything is possible with grit, determination, and practice.

The ahletes include:

  • Trudy Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel
  • Louise Stokes and Tidye Pickett, the first African American women to race on the Olympic track team
  • Julie Krone, the first female winner of a Triple Crown race
  • Danica Patrick, the only woman to win an IndyCar Series race

Glenn Stout is a writer, author, and editor, and served as series editor of The Best American Sports Writing, and founding editor of The Year’s Best Sports Writing. He is also the author of Tiger Girl and the Candy Kid, Fenway 1912, Nine Months at Ground Zero, and many other award-winning and best-selling books. He also served as a consultant on the Disney+ film adaptation of Young Woman and the Sea. Stout lives in Lake Champlain in Vermont.

Product Details ISBN: 9780547417257
ISBN-10: 054741725X
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: April 4th, 2011
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Good Sports

"Accessible and inspirational." — Publishers Weekly

"Full of fascinating information about fascinating women in sports history." — Bookbabe Blog

"Never patronizing, [Stout] captures both grit and glory in a fast-paced package that goes down easy even as it inspires." — Kirkus Reviews

"An inspiring read for anyone who has been told that she can’t, shouldn’t, or won’t do something because she is a girl." — Booklist