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Alex Morgan

Alex Morgan

Illugi Jo╠łkulsson.
2020

This new edition follows every step of Alex Morgan's journey as a soccer player, best-selling author, and actor.

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Baseball's leading lady : Effa Manley and the rise and fall of the Negro Leagues

Baseball's leading lady : Effa Manley and the rise and fall of the Negro Leagues

Williams, Andrea.
2020

"The true story of Effa Manley, the first and only woman in the Baseball Hall of Fame, and her ownership role in the Negro Leagues leading up to the integration of Major League Baseball"-- Provided by publisher.

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Billie Eilish : your unofficial guide to the most talked about teen on the planet

Billie Eilish : your unofficial guide to the most talked about teen on the planet

Wills, Amy.
2020

"When 13-year-old Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell posted her first track on the internet, no one could've predicted what would come next. By 15, she had signed with a major record label; at 17, her debut album, When we all fall asleep, where do we go? turned Billie's rising star supernova. Billie Eilish is now the biggest pop star on the planet. Discover everything you need to know about the teen who is breaking records while breaking the mold. Find out how her style evolved, what she really thinks about fame, and the aspects of herself she's struggled with. Just don't smile at her, okay?" -- provided by publisher.

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Chase your dreams : how soccer taught me strength, perserverance, leadership

Chase your dreams : how soccer taught me strength, perserverance, leadership

Ertz, Julie, 1992-
2019

World Cup--winning soccer player Julie Ertz inspires kids to lead a life of faith and virtue as she shares her own stories and the lessons she has learned in childhood and now in her illustrious playing career. Each chapter focuses on a character trait essential to success on and off the playing field. Children will discover the value of sacrifice, hard work, and having a good attitude. They will gain a trusted mentor in Julie, who encourages them through personal examples to be winners in life.

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Christine Sinclair

Christine Sinclair

Donaldson, Chelsea, 1959- author
2015




Making their voices heard : the inspiring friendship of Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe

Making their voices heard : the inspiring friendship of Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe

Kirkfield, Vivian, author
2020

Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe. On the outside, you couldn't find two girls who looked more different. But on the inside, they were alike--full of hopes and dreams and plans of what might be. Ella Fitzgerald's velvety tones and shube-doobie-doos captivated audiences. Jazz greats like Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington couldn't wait to share the stage with her, but still, Ella could not book a performance at one of the biggest clubs in town--one she knew would give her career its biggest break yet. Marilyn Monroe dazzled on the silver screen with her baby blue eyes and breathy boo-boo-be-doos. But when she asked for better scripts, a choice in who she worked with, and a higher salary, studio bosses refused. Two women whose voices weren't being heard. Two women chasing after their dreams and each helping the other to achieve them. This is the inspiring, true story of two incredibly talented women who came together to help each other shine like the stars that they are.

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Serena Williams : making the case for the greatest of all time

Serena Williams : making the case for the greatest of all time

Charles, Tami.
2020

Serena Williams is the most decorated female tennis player of all time. She's been ranked #1 by the Women's Tennis Association countless times since 2002, and no one holds more Grand Slam titles--not just as a single's player, but also, with her sister Venus, in women's doubles. Find out all about this powerhouse player and her dozens of amazing victories--and decide for yourself: is Serena the G.O.A.T. of tennis?

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Who was Selena?

Who was Selena?

Bisantz, Kate.
2018

As a young girl, Selena Quintanilla sang in a band called Selena y Los Dinos with her brother and sister. The family performed at fairs, weddings, quinceaneras, and on street corners in their native Texas. Selena learned how to sing in Spanish and soon became hugely popular within the Latino community--so much so that she became the best-selling Latin artist of the 1990s. Selena was poised to be a great success, but her life was cut short after being fatally wounded by the president of her fan club. Selena's contributions to music and fashion during her life made her one of the top Latin musicians in the 1990s, and readers will want to know more about the woman who introduced the world to Tejano music.

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