Amazing Women Athletes

Amazing Women Athletes


By Jill Bryant


They're stars — Amazing women athletes from the past and today, whose determination inspires and challenges.

This collection features ten women from around the world, all amazing athletes who have gone the distance in their own way. The book profiles remarkable women athletes such as Bobbie Rosenfeld, Annie Smith Peck, Chantal Petitclerc, Hayley Wickenheiser, and many others.

A Women's Hall of Fame Series Book

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About the Author

Jill Bryant is a Canadian writer who specializes in children’s non-fiction. Born in Toronto, Jill grew up in Elora and Eden Mills, Ontario. Jill has lived in Japan, the U.S., England, and Germany. She now makes her home in historic Kingston, Ontario with her husband and their two teenage daughters.

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Product Information

  • Release: November 23, 2001

  • $10.95 Paperback

  • 80 Pages

  • 6 x 9

  • Children’s Nonfiction

  • Ages 9-13 / Grades 4-8

  • Guided Reading: T

  • ISBN: 9781896764443


  • Character Education
    > Strong Female Role Models

  • Language Arts
    > Biography

  • Health & Phys Ed
    > Sports

Awards for Amazing Women Athletes

  • 2004 Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award Finalist

Praise for Amazing Women Athletes

"Bryant's writing style exhibits a straightforward simplicity, and she thoughtfully defines terms and concepts... that may be unfamiliar to younger readers.... Readers will be attracted to the fresh and vibrant personalities with popular appeal, such as Wickenheiser and trend-setting sisters Venus and Serena Williams. Throughout the book, the author sensitively portrays the athletes' struggles and shortcomings as well as their triumphs." - CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"These athletes are excellent role models for children – focused but well-rounded, believing that family, friends, and education are important as well as sports. This well-written collection, which includes photographs, informative sidebars, and a bibliography of sources, web sites, and suggested further reading, will be a valuable addition to school library collections." - Quill & Quire