Megan Rapinoe (Women in Sports)

by Mary Hertz Scarbrough (Author)

Megan Rapinoe (Women in Sports)
Reading Level: 4th − 5th Grade
Series: Women in Sports
In Women in Sports: Megan Rapinoe, your 3rd through 5th grade reader will learn about the persistence, passion, and courage it took Rapinoe to become a two-time Women's World Cup Soccer champion and Olympic gold medalist. Inspirational: With captivating photos that bring Rapinoe's story to life, young readers will learn how Megan overcame challenges, worked hard to earn her many achievements, and has become an activist for pay equality and the LGBTQ community.  
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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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Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
High Tide
Publication date
August 20, 2020
Women in Sports
BISAC categories
JNF007120 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Women
JNF007100 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Sports & Recreation
JNF054130 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Sports & Recreation | Soccer
Library of Congress categories
United States
High interest-low vocabulary books
Soccer players
Women soccer players
Rapinoe, Megan

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