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Raising Our Athletic Daughters: How Sports Can Build Self-Esteem And Save Girls' Lives

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Now in paperback, the first book to document how participating in sports changes young girls' lives during the difficult years of adolescence.

From high-profile women's professional leagues to high-school-level champions, girl athletes are acheiving record breakthroughs. Witness, for example, the first spectacular season of the WNBA, or the celebrated victories of women's t
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Paperback, 272 pages
Published October 19th 1999 by Main Street Books (first published 1998)
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Sharonda Edwards
Oct 03, 2014 Sharonda Edwards rated it liked it
sports can build self-esteem and save girls lives. It can do that in many ways such as keeping them busy. If you keep them busy they will stay out of drama ,so on and so fourth. The author in this book i believe is trying to tell us that supporting your daughters can make a big differences. I say that because the title is raising our athletic daughters.
In the beginning of this book it talked about a girl who likes to run and does cross country. The problem with this girl is she loses her mome
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Nathan
Apr 07, 2010 Nathan rated it it was ok
An upbeat and optimistic, if generic, survey of shifting gender paradigms in sports culture. "Raising Our Athletic Daughters" deftly and sensitively navigates the issues of prejudice, abuse and ultimate success in competitive female athletes. The book is practical as much as theoretical and anecdotal, even if slightly behind the times. I wanted more sociological theory, but that is a minor gripe.
Cristy
Aug 28, 2008 Cristy rated it it was amazing
Excellent book about the challenges our daughters face in society today and how sports can help them build their self esteem. This would be a great read for parents of girls as well as coach's and anyone else who works with girl athletes.
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Throughout her writing career Jean Zimmerman has published both nonfiction and fictional works that center around the changing role of women in America.

In Tailspin (Doubleday, 1995) she wrote about intrepid Navy fighter pilot Kara Hultgreen. Ballsy soccer players were the subject of Raising Our Athletic Daughters (Doubleday, 1998, with Gil Reavill). She covered heroic female homemakers in Made Fro
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