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Author Finch, Jennie, author.

Title Throw like a girl : how to dream big and believe in yourself / Jennie Finch with Ann Killion.

Publication Info. Chicago, Illinois : Triumph Books, [2011]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  796.3578 F491t 2011    ---  Available
 Pittsburg 1st Fl Juvenile Non-Fiction  J 796.357 Fin    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Description xii, 211 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Contents Dream and believe -- Embracing butterflies and taking risks -- Getting fit: Some basics -- Accepting who you are: Body image, dieting, and nutrition -- Busting stereotypes: Why are people always trying to label us? -- The high wire act: How to keep your balance -- What's the payoff? Where will sports get me? -- The pressure cooker: Handling pressure from parents, adults, and peers -- Mental preparation: Your mind is your most important muscle -- The team: Leadership, great teammates, and not so great -- Inspiration: Where to find it, how to tap into it -- Pressure as a positive: Embrace the heat -- Being a role model: Accepting the big responsibility -- Winning and losing -- The gold medal.
Summary 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. Professional softball player and Olympian Jennie Finch 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.
Audience Ages 9-12.
Subject Finch, Jennie -- Juvenile literature.
Olympic Games (29th : 2008 : Beijing, China) -- Juvenile literature.
Women softball players -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Softball for women -- Juvenile literature.
Self-esteem in adolescence -- Juvenile literature.
Self-esteem in women -- Juvenile literature.
Finch, Jennie. (OCoLC)fst01991301
Olympic Games. (OCoLC)fst01408249
Self-esteem in adolescence. (OCoLC)fst01111690
Self-esteem in women. (OCoLC)fst01111709
Softball for women. (OCoLC)fst01124166
Women softball players. (OCoLC)fst01178558
Finch, Jennie.
Women athletes.
Genre/Form Biography.
Young adult literature.
Autobiographies. (OCoLC)fst01919894
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Added Author Killion, Ann, author.
ISBN 9781600785603 (pbk.)
1600785603 (pbk.)

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