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Rising Above: Inspiring Women in Sports Audio CD – Unabridged, March 1, 2021
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MP3 CD FormatGrowing up in a crime-plagued, gang-infested neighborhood, Venus and Serena Williams were led to believe their environment was not a place where dreams could come true. It took a relentless determination, a burning desire to be the best, and a willingness to conquer racial barriers for them to emerge as tennis legends. Simone Biles was raised by a single mother with addiction issues, forcing her grandparents to intervene. But Simone soon discovered balance beams and gymnastics mats, setting her on a path toward Olympic greatness. Carli Lloyd, meanwhile, believed her youth soccer career was really starting to take off, only to be cut from her team. Instead of quitting the sport she loved, Carli rebuilt her confidence from the ground up, ultimately becoming one of the leaders on the World Cup Champion U.S. Women's Soccer team.
The athletes featured in this book met earth-shaking challenges head on, and through hard work and perseverance, went on to conquer the sports world. This collection of mini biographies, complete with first-hand content drawn from interviews, is a source of inspiration and self-empowerment for kids and sports fans of all ages.
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"An inspiring, empowering collection of true stories of perseverance and resolve."-- "Kirkus Reviews"
Gabra Zackman engagingly narrates this wide-ranging collection of stories about high-achieving women in a variety of sports--Venus and Serena Williams, Simone Biles, Carli Lloyd, and others.-- "AudioFile"
About the Author
Gregory Zuckerman is the author of The Greatest Trade Ever and The Frackers, among other books, and is a special writer at the Wall Street Journal. He writes about big financial trades, hedge funds, private-equity firms, and other investing and business topics. He is a three-time winner of the Gerald Loeb Award, the highest honor in business journalism. He appears regularly on CNBC, Fox Business, and other networks,and he makes appearances on radio stations around the globe.
- Publisher : Tantor and Blackstone Publishing; Unabridged edition (March 1, 2021)
- Language : English
- Audio CD : 1 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1665246707
- ISBN-13 : 978-1665246705
- Reading age : 8 - 12 years
- Grade level : 3 - 7
- Dimensions : 5.3 x 7.5 inches
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