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Let’s Hear it for the Girls! Books, Women and the Olympics

Let’s Hear it for the Girls!
Books, Women and the Olympics

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If you love the Olympics as much as we do around here, you’re probably glued to your TV set! When you’re not watching the Olympics, maybe you are reading about the Olympics? There are so many great athletes to learn about it’s hard to know where to begin.  Let’s hear it for the girl! Many female athletes have made history over the years and while Rio has just gotten started, let’s look back and see what women have made it into a book.

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Serena Williams. She’s amazing and definitely has done things her way. She doesn’t care what anyone thinks of her, either. She’s unconventional. I like it.

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Hope Solo. She’s the gal you’ll love to hate. She’s probably one of the best goalies in the world but who would want to room with someone who has a reputation of domestic abuse? It’s a tough life for sure, but she keeps winning.

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Gabby Douglas. America’s newest sweetheart proves that pint size people pack a punch on and off the field. She’s so sweet and her story is so inspirational you can’t help but cheer for her.

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Dara Torres isn’t competing in Rio this year but she shouldn’t have to. At the Beijing Olympics she won a medal. Well, ok a few. She’s won 12 medals in all. She was 41. You’re right girl, age IS just a number.

So if you’re looking for encouragement, why not pick up a book about one of these ladies? I’m sure you’ll be motivated to win. Or to at least get off the couch.

Let’s hear it for the girls! Who’s your fave Olympic athlete this year?

4 replies on “Let’s Hear it for the Girls! Books, Women and the Olympics”

I am glad to see suggestion to read about girls in the Olympics. I am watching the Olympics with my girls and it is nice to be able to share some stories about other girls with them. It helps them realize that girls can be strong, sporty and powerful.

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