Throw Like a Girl: How to Dream Big and Believe in Yourself

Triumph Books
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The evidence is overwhelming: sports help girls grow into strong women. Both scientific studies and anecdotal evidence confirm that athletic girls not only grow up to be healthier; they learn teamwork, gain inner confidence, and grow into society's leaders. Sports help preteen and teenage girls make the right choices in a society that is sending them incredibly mixed messages about who they are supposed to be. Yet no one is speaking directly to these girls. Jennie fills the role of girlfriend, big sister, team captain, and mentor. A smart, credible, and accomplished voice from an athlete who is strong and feminine, fiercely competitive, and fashionably cool, Jennie is someone young women will listen to and take to heart. Jennie's message: Believe in yourself. Go for it, girls.
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Publisher
Triumph Books
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Published on
Aug 31, 2011
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Pages
224
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ISBN
9781617495540
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Sports & Recreation
Juvenile Nonfiction / Girls & Women
Juvenile Nonfiction / People & Places / General
Juvenile Nonfiction / Sports & Recreation / Baseball & Softball
Sports & Recreation / General
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