Elena Delle Donne (Women in Sports)

by Mary Hertz Scarbrough (Author)

Elena Delle Donne (Women in Sports)
Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
Series: Women in Sports
In Women in Sports: Elena Delle Donne, your 3rd through 5th grade reader will learn about Delle Donne's challenges and triumphs on her journey to becoming a 2-time MVP in the WNBA and being drafted to the US Olympic team in 2016. Inspirational: With captivating photos that bring Delle Donne's story to life, young readers will see how her love for family inspired her to help others and how her motto, demand excellence, helped power her success in basketball and in life.  

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Gr 4-9--Learn about the fierce women who compete against the best and win. Snowboarder Chloe Kim and gymnast Simone Biles have set new standards in their sports. Elena Delle Donne and Megan Rapinoe are both amazing athletes who advocate for LGBTQ+ rights. Naomi Osaka's the first Japanese tennis player to win a Grand Slam title. Many of the athletes, including Australian surfer Stephanie Gilmore, are vocal about supporting pay equity. The biographies have just enough information for reports. Reading comprehension questions and suggested activities allow readers to think more deeply about the lives of these influential women. VERDICT If you don't have any books about these phenomenal women on your shelves, this series is a good place to start.

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Gr 4-9-Learn about the fierce women who compete against the best and win. Snowboarder Chloe Kim and gymnast Simone Biles have set new standards in their sports. Elena Delle Donne and Megan Rapinoe are both amazing athletes who advocate for LGBTQ+ rights.
Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9781731638267
Lexile Measure
830L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
High Tide
Publication date
August 20, 2020
Series
Women in Sports
BISAC categories
JNF007120 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Women
JNF007100 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Sports & Recreation
JNF054020 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Sports & Recreation | Basketball
Library of Congress categories
Biographies
United States
Women
High interest-low vocabulary books
Basketball players
Women basketball players
Delle Donne, Elena

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