Item description for A Drive to Win: The Story of Nancy Lieberman-Cline (Anything You Can Do... New Sports Heroes for Girls) by Nancy Lieberman-Cline Doreen Greenberg...
The Anything You Can Do series is unprecedented in its concept of offering real stories of new heroes to young girls. The premise of the series is to profile a variety of young athletes, from a variety of ethnic, socioeconomic, geographical and family backgrounds who have grown up to achieve excellence in Olympic and professional sports.
This is Nancy Lieberman-Cline's story of passion for sport and an intense drive to be the best. Nancy grew up in Queens and learned to play basketball on the streets and playgrounds of New York. Overcoming a difficult childhood, she found confidence and acceptance on the basketball court. At a time when it was unusual for a woman to choose to become a competitive athlete, Nancy broke through the barriers to completely change the game of women's basketball.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Sep 15, 2000
Publisher Wish Publishing
ISBN 1930546408 ISBN13 9781930546400
Reviews - What do customers think about A Drive to Win: The Story of Nancy Lieberman-Cline (Anything You Can Do... New Sports Heroes for Girls)?
Especially for girls with an interest in sports Feb 8, 2001
A Drive To Win is the biography of Nancy Lieberman-Cline who, as a tomboy, was better at baseball and as fierce as any boy on the football field. Nancy had always been a sports enthusiast. But when she discovered basketball, she knew she had found her sport. Overcoming her mother's objections and the other kids' taunts. Nancy played every chance she got and when she heard the announcement that the U.S. Women's team was holding tryouts for the Olympic team, she snuck out to the tryouts -- but even if she made the team, would her mother let 15-year old Nancy play? Highly recommended reading, especially for girls with an interest in sports, A Drive To Win is the debut title for Wish Publishing's "Anything You Can Do...New Sports Heroes For Girls" series and focuses not only on one remarkable young woman's struggle to become a competitive athlete, but shows how participation in sports can help girls to grow up and become successful women.
Inspiring reading for kids - librarian's 4 star award Oct 2, 2000
If the first book is indicative of the series, then kids can look forward to an exciting time. It is a rare treat when an author can take the life of an athlete who has had a singular pursuit of their sport and make it an enriching, enjoyable story.
I recommend this book for schools.
A Real Trail Blazer Oct 2, 2000
What a wonderful, engaging, multifaceted book for adolescent girls.....and boys! Nancy Lieberman-Cline's biography is written in a way that captures your interest from the first page. Girls and women, especially, who have experienced any one of the many challenges or barriers in the pursuit of athleticism can relate to Nancy's life. Young girls who struggle with issues relating to body image, family support, competition, sociability, and acceptance will feel validated after reading this book.
A component of the book also worth its "weight in gold", is the section called "Sports Talk", which is meant to be an interactive platform for readers and their parents, teaches and coaches. It contains excellent research-based information and thought provoking questions for readers relating to issues of girls participating in sport, within the context of the book.
This would be a terrific book to use in a middle school program, where integration of English, Social Studies, Physical Education, and Technology are sought.