Women's soccer on the rise

by Roseborough, Elizabeth,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 796.334 R72
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 796.334 R72
 
 
Summary
"From the World Cup to the Olympics, women's soccer has been building steady momentum for a quarter-century. Discover the history of how women's soccer grew from unorganized club games to the professional powerhouse that it is today. Women's Soccer on the Rise examines how women's college soccer got its start and how the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Tar Heels--Mia Hamm's alma mater--became an unstoppable force on the field. You'll explore how women's soccer is growing worldwide, the roadblocks that are faced by women in the United States and abroad, and the steps that FIFA is taking to ensure that women have their shot on the field. Every book in the Women's Soccer Today series provides an in-depth look at the impact women have had on your favorite sport and profiles the athletes, teams and leaders that have fueled the growth of the women's game. Mason Crests editorial team has placed Key Icons to look for throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are then used in the prose throughout that chapter, and are emboldened, so that the reader is able to reference back to the definitions- building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Educational Videos allows the reader to view videos by scanning our QR codes, providing them with additional educational content to supplement the text. Examples include news coverage, moments in history, speeches, iconic sports moments and much more! Text Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter. They challenge the reader's comprehension of the chapter they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and provide readers with suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter contains terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the readers knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field."
Contents
Growing strong
College soccer
Going pro
Playing fair
Changes at the top.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This Women's Soccer Today series (4 titles) volume gives a comprehensive history of women's earliest involvement in the sport through its modern popularity without shying away from the obstacles female athletes faced and continue to face as a result of gender inequality. Covering everything from being barred from athletic clubs and facilities to reclaiming opportunities via Title IX to going pro, this book successfully illustrates women's soccer's many ups and downs. The text focuses on soccer in the U.S., but it is meaningfully placed in a global context. A chapter on Playing Fair addresses modern challenges women's teams face, such as unequal pay, but the book ends on a hopeful note, highlighting the uptick in the number of women involved in the sport's leadership positions. QR codes, critical-thinking questions, and research projects enhance this solid resource.--Julia Smith Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Women's soccer today.
Subjects Soccer -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Soccer for women -- Juvenile literature.
Women soccer players -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Soccer players -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Sex discrimination in sports -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Broomall, Pennsylvania :2019
Language English
Description 80 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781422242162
1422242161
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