Breaking records set by men and women basketball players alike, Sheryl Swoopes has set new standards for women athletes. Young girls will want to follow the example of a woman who proved wrong all those who told her that girls can't play with boys.
A simple presentation of the achievements of the woman who was the first to enter medical school, who established the first nursing school in the United States, who began medical colleges for women, and who made it possible for other women to become doctors.
Studies show that girls are often discouraged from pursuing careers in science and medicine. This series of biographies was created specifically to counter gender bias and to give young girls positive role models in these fields. Readers cannot help but be impressed by these inspiring stories of women who overcame obstacles to excel in the fields of science and medicine.
Young girls must be encouraged to believe in themselves and to know that they can achieve any goal that they set for themselves in any arena, including sports. The six athletes profiled in these accessible biographies serve as role models to prove that "going for it" pays off.
Sculptors of the future will love these books! Simple instructions guide children step by step in creating their own clay models of different kinds of animals and vehicles. The book's colorful images will entice any kid to try their hand with modeling clay.