Not very long ago, many people said girls and women were too weak and delicate to play sports.
Fortunately, a lot of girls didn't listen. Trudy Ederle, Louise Stokes, Tidye Pickett, Julie Krone and Danica Patrick sure didn't. Trudy Ederle swam the English Channel, Louise Stokes and Tidye Pickett made it into the Olympics running track, Julie Krone became jockey, and Danica Patrick decided to drive Indie cars. Yes, She Can! tells the inspiring stories of these pioneers in sports. Thanks to them, everyone knows now that girls can do anything they want. Perfect for young athletes, ages 9-12.
The second book in Stout's Good Sports series (following 2010's Baseball Heroes) profiles five women athletes who, as Stout writes in his introduction, "refused to be told what they could and could not do." In chapters devoted to swimmer Trudy Ederle, runners Louise Stokes and Tidye Pickett, jockey Julie Krone, and Indy car driver Danica Patrick, Stout covers each woman's hard work, setbacks, and triumphs without minimizing the challenges and disappointments along the way (Stokes, one of the first two African-American Olympians, never got to compete during the Games, and success on the track proved elusive for Patrick). Accessible and inspirational. Ages 9 12.