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May 18 2020

Super Sporty Girls: be inspired and celebrate Australia's amazing sportswomen

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Penguin Random House, 2020.+ ISBN: 9781760896058.
(Age: 6+) Recommended. Super Sporty Girls celebrates the lives and achievements of sixteen Australian women and their teams. Each colourful double page spread begins with the young narrator exploring a different sport, looking for her inspiration, trying to find her place in the world of sport. 'Maybe I should give them all a go!' she comments.
Jess Gallagher is a visually impaired Paralympian who excels in both winter and summer sports; she is a fabulous example of reaching for the stars. Sally Fitzgibbons excels at surfing. She was crowned the World's no. 1 Surf League Women's Champion in 2019. Soccer is a very popular sport for girls and women, imagine playing for the Matildas at 15 just like Sam Kerr.
Tennis, rugby, cricket, horse-racing, cycling are all there for the reader to watch the main character have fun, try new activities, and build up her skills. She has a positive attitude and looks for inspiration from the top Australian sporting stars.
Colourful photos show the skills, engagement, excitement, and athleticism of these winners, from Olympians, Paralympians, international stars, and team legends. Super Sporty Girls is an easy-to read factual book, with bright, bold eye-caching graphics and photos. This is perfect for readers who want to find out more about sports and to challenge themselves to try something new. Themes: Subjects: Sports, Women Athletes - Australia.
Rhyllis Bignell

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