Women in Sports by Rachel Ignotofsky

Published May 21, 2023

Women in Sports by Rachel Ignotofsky

Book info

  • Title Women in Sports
  • Author Rachel Ignotofsky
  • Year 2017
  • Genre Non-fiction

Women in Sport celebrates the success of the tough, bold and fearless women who paved the way for today's athletes. The sportswomen featured include well-known figures like tennis player Serena Williams and broadcaster Clare Balding, as well as lesser-known pioneers like Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel, and Keiko Fukuda, the highest-ranked female judoka in history.


The third of this series of illustrated books lives up to the other two (art & science). It follows the same pattern of a one page biography of women through the years that have broken ground or changed the status quo for women and equality. I guess because of the nature of sport, these are more modern biographies, in the last centure or so, but it’s still inspiring and beautifully put together.

Rating: 4 / 5

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