Champions of women's soccer by Killion, Ann (#1248HS9)


Champions of women's soccer

by Killion, Ann
Paperback Puffin Books, 2019


From the Publisher
The moment the U.S. Women's Soccer team won the World Cup in 1999, the team's-and the sport's-popularity exploded in America. The Americans' electrifying rise to the top marked the biggest women's sporting event in our nation's history. Players like Mia Hamm and Brandi Chastain instantly became international stars, setting the stage for the arrival of future greats like Carli Lloyd, Abby Wambach, and Alex Morgan. And with women's professional leagues continuing to take shape in America, as well as the skyrocketing popularity of the U.S. Women's National Team, there's no doubt that women's soccer has captivated fans across the country and beyond.

Featuring Top Ten Lists and stunning photos of history-making moments, this comprehensive collection catalogs the rise of women's soccer in America; the greatest American players such as Mia Hamm, Hope Solo, and Alex Morgan; the greatest international stars, including Marta and Homare Sawa; the future class of superstars; and the most thrilling World Cup and Olympic matches. This is the perfect book for young sports fans eager to kick off their soccer schooling.
Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 04/15/18
  • Horn Book Guide, 11/01/18
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 03/15/18
  • School Library Journal, 03/01/18
  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA), 06/01/18
Product Details
  • Publisher: Puffin Books
  • Publication Date: April 30, 2019
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dewey: 796.334
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 257 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
  • ISBN-10: 0-399-54903-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-399-54903-8
  • Follett Number: 1248HS9
  • Interest Level: 3-6
  • Reading Level: 7.4
  • Lexile: 1090L
  • Fountas & Pinnell: Y