Throw Like A Girl: The Latest Book On Our Must-Read List
When we’re not watching movies, we love curling up with a good book. And although our reading tastes encompass a wide variety of genres, styles and authors, we can never say no to a book that speaks to empowering girls and women to pursue and live their dreams.
We recently stumbled on a mention of Throw Like A Girl: Discovering the Body, Mind and Spirit of the Athlete in You! (Girls Know Best) by Shelley Frost and Ann Troussieux. Sure, the title is a bit of a mouthful, but we were immediately drawn to the book’s premise: giving girls the information (and inspiration) they need to pursue their sports-related goals.
And that’s exactly what you’ll find within the pages of Throw Like A Girl. Practical information like nutrition and exercise tips accompanies inspirational anecdotes from female sports superstars like Sheryl Swoopes of the WNBA; Cammi Granato of the U.S. Olympic hockey team; Donna Lopiano of the Women’s Sports Foundation and Lesley Visser, the first female broadcaster of the NFL.
The authors also explore a variety of topics including the benefits of participating in sports and how to choose the right sport to pursue. And with tips on how to get an athletic scholarship, girls have the info they need to take their sports dreams to the collegiate level.
If you’re a female interested in sports (or you know one who is), add this to the top of your reading list. Who knows? You might just be empowering the next Lisa Leslie, Picabo Street, Dorothy Hamill, Serena Williams or Jackie Joyner-Kersee.
Once you read Throw Like A Girl, feel free to stop back by the blog and let us know what you thought. And in the meantime, we’d love to hear more about the books that inspire you. What’s at the top of your list?