Ladies First: Women Athletes Who Made a Difference

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"When somebody tells me I cannot do something, that's when I do it." --Gertrude Ederle, first woman to swim the English Channel VETERAN AUTHOR AND JOURNALIST Ken Rappoport showcases a dozen of the twentieth century's greatest female athletes--from tennis pro Althea Gibson, the first African-American woman to win at Wimbledon, to Susan Butcher, four-time winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Each dramatic, action-packed profile shows how these pioneering women made a lasting impact not only on their sport but also on society by overcoming discrimination against their gender, and sometimes their race, and by challenging popular misconceptions about women and sports. Young readers will find in each of these women the courage, perseverance, and dedication that made them great athletes during their own times and strong role models for today. A bonus chapter at the end highlights The All-American Red Heads Basketball team.

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Jesse knows her two grandfathers only through the stories her parents share. When she and her parents spend two weeks in the country, she is drawn to Daniel, an old man who carries a walking stick. After returning to the city with her parents, she has her own walking stick and vivid stories and sweet memories of the summer she spent with her third grandfather.

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KEN RAPPOPORT is the author of dozens of sports books for young readers and adults, including Profiles in Sports Courage and Ladies First: Women Athletes Who Made a Difference. He has worked as an Associated Press writer for thirty years, covering every major professional and college sport. He lives in New Jersey.

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