Rising Above: Inspiring Women in Sports

Version: Unabridged
Author: Gregory Zuckerman , Elijah Zuckerman
Narrator: Gabra Zackman
Genres: Juvenile & Children's, Educational, Autobiography
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published In: February 2018
Length: 3 hours, 27 minutes
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Growing up in a crime-plagued, gang-infested neighborhood, Venus and Serena Williams were led to believe their environment was not a place where dreams could come true. It took a relentless determination, a burning desire to be the best, and a willingness to conquer racial barriers for them to emerge as tennis legends. Simone Biles was raised by a single mother with addiction issues, forcing her grandparents to intervene. But Simone soon discovered balance beams and gymnastics mats, setting her on a path toward Olympic greatness. Carli Lloyd, meanwhile, believed her youth soccer career was really starting to take off, only to be cut from her team. Instead of quitting the sport she loved, Carli rebuilt her confidence from the ground up, ultimately becoming one of the leaders on the World Cup Champion U.S. Women's Soccer team.

The athletes featured in this book met earth-shaking challenges head on, and through hard work and perseverance, went on to conquer the sports world. This collection of mini biographies, complete with first-hand content drawn from interviews, is a source of inspiration and self-empowerment for kids and sports fans of all ages.

Author Details

Author Details

Zuckerman, Gregory

Gregory Zuckerman is a special writer at the "Wall Street Journal" and the bestselling author of "The Greatest Trade Ever". He is a two-time winner of the Gerald Loeb Award and a winner of the New York Press Club Journalism Award. He lives in New York.