Raising Our Athletic Daughters: How Sports Can Build Self-Esteem And Save Girls' Lives

Raising Our Athletic Daughters: How Sports Can Build Self-Esteem And Save Girls' Lives

Jean Zimmerman / Dec 07, 2019

Raising Our Athletic Daughters How Sports Can Build Self Esteem And Save Girls Lives Now in paperback the first book to document how participating in sports changes young girls lives during the difficult years of adolescence From high profile women s professional leagues to high scho

  • Title: Raising Our Athletic Daughters: How Sports Can Build Self-Esteem And Save Girls' Lives
  • Author: Jean Zimmerman
  • ISBN: 9780385489607
  • Page: 330
  • Format: Paperback
  • Now in paperback, the first book to document how participating in sports changes young girls lives during the difficult years of adolescence.From high profile women s professional leagues to high school level champions, girl athletes are acheiving record breakthroughs Witness, for example, the first spectacular season of the WNBA, or the celebrated victories of women s tNow in paperback, the first book to document how participating in sports changes young girls lives during the difficult years of adolescence.From high profile women s professional leagues to high school level champions, girl athletes are acheiving record breakthroughs Witness, for example, the first spectacular season of the WNBA, or the celebrated victories of women s teams at the 1996 Olympics The female athlete is a new media darling especially beloved of today s teenage girls, who are almost as likely to have pictures of Rebecca Lobo, Mia Hamm, or Gabrielle Reece on their walls as posters of Leonardo DiCaprio.So it seems paradoxical that many books and studies attest to a truly sobering picture of girls lives With her book Reviving Ophelia, Mary Pipher was only the latest in a string of theorists to describe the dramatic ways in which girls loose self esteem during the critical years of adolescence, contributing to eating disorders, drug problems, and chronic depression in many young women In Raising Our Athletic Daughters, journalists Zimmerman and Reavill set out to talk with girls and their parents about how sports can transform girls lives Here are firsthand stories from the inner cities and rural playing fields across the nation, offering compelling evidence that participation in athletics makes an extraordinary difference in the lives of young girls, from reducing pregnancy rates and substance abuse to increasing college attendance Raising Our Athletic Daughters is a clarion call for all those eager to help their children succeed and level the playing field, at last.

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    About "Jean Zimmerman"

      • Jean Zimmerman

        Throughout her writing career Jean Zimmerman has published both nonfiction and fictional works that center around the changing role of women in America.In Tailspin Doubleday, 1995 she wrote about intrepid Navy fighter pilot Kara Hultgreen Ballsy soccer players were the subject of Raising Our Athletic Daughters Doubleday, 1998, with Gil Reavill She covered heroic female homemakers in Made From Scratch Free Press, 2003 The Women of the House Harcourt, 2006 allowed Zimmerman to portray New Amsterdam fur trader extraordinaire Margaret Hardenbroeck She brought larger than life beauty Edith Minturn out of obscurity in Love, Fiercely Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012 She also created intrepid fictional heroines from earlier eras in The Orphanmaster Viking, 2012 and Savage Girl Viking, 2014.To promote her books Zimmerman has appeared on The Today Show, NBC Good Morning America, ABC CBS Evening News With Dan Rather Talk of the Nation, National Public Radio The Diane Rehm Show, National Public Radio New York Company With Leonard Lopate, WNYC To the Best of our Knowledge, Wisconsin Public Radio and others She also spoken before audiences at historic sites, libraries, museums, book clubs and other venues.An honors graduate of Barnard College, Zimmerman earned an MFA in writing from the Columbia University School of the Arts and published her poetry widely in literary magazines Her awards and prizes include an Academy of American Poets Prize in poetry, 1985 a New York Foundation for the Arts grant in poetry, 1986 Books for a Better Life Award, finalist, 1998, for Raising Our Athletic Daughters Washington Irving Book Selection of The Women of the House Washington Irving Book Selection of The Orphanmaster Westchester Library Association prize, 2007, for The Women of the House Original Voices Selection, Borders, 2006 for The Women of the House.She lives with her family in Westchester County, New York Zimmerman s blog, Blog Cabin, can be found at jeanzimmerman.


    794 Comments

    1. sports can build self-esteem and save girls lives. It can do that in many ways such as keeping them busy. If you keep them busy they will stay out of drama ,so on and so fourth. The author in this book i believe is trying to tell us that supporting your daughters can make a big differences. I say that because the title is raising our athletic daughters.In the beginning of this book it talked about a girl who likes to run and does cross country. The problem with this girl is she loses her momento [...]


    2. An upbeat and optimistic, if generic, survey of shifting gender paradigms in sports culture. "Raising Our Athletic Daughters" deftly and sensitively navigates the issues of prejudice, abuse and ultimate success in competitive female athletes. The book is practical as much as theoretical and anecdotal, even if slightly behind the times. I wanted more sociological theory, but that is a minor gripe.


    3. Excellent book about the challenges our daughters face in society today and how sports can help them build their self esteem. This would be a great read for parents of girls as well as coach's and anyone else who works with girl athletes.



    4. Slightly outdated, but full of good anecdotes and tips for parents and coaches to encourage girls to be involved in sports.


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