I love finding out when people I admire for their accomplishments turn out to also be athletes. Sally Ride became the first American woman to travel in space, and she also competed at the national level in tennis. This "Behind the Doodle" shows how Sally Ride broke barriers throughout her life. If you are interested in women in space, you should check out Tanya Lee Stone's Sibert Award winning book ALMOST ASTRONAUTS: 13 WOMEN WHO DARED TO DREAM. It's an inside look at the women who came before Sally Ride and what they did to make space travel a reality for Sally.
Welcome to SPORTY GIRL BOOKS. At SPORTY GIRL, we want to give all girls the chance to love, watch, play, read, and write about any sport that interests them. We look forward to the day when the words, "You play like a girl," is the biggest compliment anyone can receive.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
So, in honor of The Paper Bag Princess, I've found a few roundups I'm linking to below of other great picture books that empower girls. If you have more you'd like to share, please tell me in the comments and I'll add it to our list and read them to my family. We're always on the lookout for the next great read!
Princess Books to Empower Girls - The Artful Parent
(this one has great additional books suggestions in the comments, as well)
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Photo from Grand Folks Herald
Carrie Snyder / The Forum
Read more about our athlete of the month, Sam Haiby here: Sam Haiby striking out gender roles playing baseball with the boys.