Rising above: how 11 athletes overcame challenges in their youth to become stars

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Behold the power of women! These are the inspirational real-life stories of female superstar athletes Serena and Venus Williams, Simone Biles, Carli Lloyd, and more -- role models all. For sports fans, aspiring athletes and readers of sports biographies. Growing 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 US 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. Also included in the book: 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). Praise for Rising Above: Inspiring Women in Sports : "An inspiring, empowering collection of true stories of perseverance and resolve." -- Kirkus Reviews "This is a good choice for libraries where biographies about current newsmakers are in demand." -- School Library Connection "What will inspire athletes of any ability or gender is how these women turned to help when needed and learned to accept themselves inside and out." -- Booklist "A varied and inspiring collection of sports biographies." -- School Library Journal
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Grouping Title rising above how 11 athletes overcame challenges in their youth to become stars
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subject_facet Athletes -- Biography, Athletes -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Athletes -- Conduct of life, Athletes -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile literature, Biographies, Role models, Role models -- Juvenile literature, Sports, Sports -- Juvenile literature
title_display Rising above : how 11 athletes overcame challenges in their youth to become stars
title_full Rising above : how 11 athletes overcame challenges in their youth to become stars / Gregory Zuckerman with Elijah and Gabriel Zuckerman, Rising above : how 11 athletes overcame challenges in their youth to become stars [electronic resource] / Gregory Zuckerman, Elijah Zuckerman, and Gabriel Zuckerman
title_short Rising above :
title_sub how 11 athletes overcame challenges in their youth to become stars
topic_facet Athletes, Conduct of life, Role models, Sports