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  • Published: 26 February 2019
  • ISBN: 9780399547485
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $23.00

Rising Above

Inspiring Women In Sports




These are the inspirational real-life stories of female superstar athletes Serena and Venus Williams, Simone Biles, Carli Lloyd, and more—role models all. Perfect for sports fans, aspiring athletes, and readers of sports biographies.

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

  • Published: 26 February 2019
  • ISBN: 9780399547485
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $23.00

About the author

Gregory Zuckerman

Gregory Zuckerman is a senior writer at the Wall Street Journal where he pens the 'Heard on the Street' column. He appears on CNBC-TV twice a week to explain complex trades. His team has won the New York Press Club Journalism Award and the Gerald Loeb Award for their coverage of the credit crisis.

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