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

3.44 of 5 stars 3.44  ·  rating details  ·  9 ratings  ·  3 reviews
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...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published October 19th 1999 by Main Street Books (first published 1998)
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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.
Aug 28, 2008 Cristy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2008
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.
Oct 22, 2008 Gil rated it 5 of 5 stars
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