The definitive, illustrated celebration of 100 of the most important women in sports as covered by Sports Illustrated since its founding in 1954.
Marking the 50th anniversary of Title IX, this is an inspiring celebration of 100 women who are still paving the way for future generations of female athletes. This important and groundbreaking volume chronicles both the breadth and rich diversity of sports and the athletes who compete in them: from the global stage of the Olympics and the Paralympics and the Women’s World Cup, to collegiate athletics, to Gen-X sports. From Janet Guthrie to Megan Rapinoe, and Billie Jean King to Aly Raisman, this is the ideal gift book for anyone involved with girls in athletics, whether as an athlete or coach, parent, daughter, sister, niece, or granddaughter.
About the Author
Laken Litman has written for various publications, including Sports Illustrated and USA TODAY, covering events like the Super Bowl, the Olympics, and the Women’s World Cup. As one of the twentieth century’s most respected and influential people, tennis legend Billie Jean King has long been a champion for social change and equality. King founded the Women’s Sports Foundation in 1974, creating future leaders by providing girls with access to sports. Stephen Cannella is co-editor in chief of Sports Illustrated. Sports Illustrated is the undisputed leader in sports journalism, showcasing the greatest moments in sports history.
“While there is still work to be done in the women’s sports landscape, more opportunities for female athletes exist than ever. Published in conjunction with SI, Strong Like a Woman profiles 100 pioneers—some familiar (Serena Williams), some less so (mountain climber Kirstie Ennis). With the 50th anniversary of Title IX upcoming, the book fittingly honors the giants on whose shoulders today’s women’s sports stars stand.” —SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
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