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Super Sporty Girls: be inspired and celebrate Australia’s amazing sportswomen

super sporty girls: one girl kicks a ball, another surfs around the titleA review by Emma Streeton

Super Sporty Girls celebrates women in sport. It celebrates eighteen inspirational Aussie teams and sports women who are kicking goals, smashing records and playing with passion. These formidable athletes across all type of sports are inspiring the next generation to get active and this book introduces us to these amazing role models and allows the reader a glimpse into what drives them to be the best they can be.

I read this book nestled in between my two bookworms and what a great hour of chat and enjoyment it gave us. I could never have predicted how enthralled they would be by this book. It was one I thought they might just flick through and discard on the coffee table. Instead they absolutely devoured every page in detail and have picked it up a number of times to revisit their favorite female super sportster… which appears to change frequently!

The verdict

As a mum of two girls I think it is so important for them to grow up knowing and acknowledging that they can achieve anything they want to and that they can be as equally fantastic at sport as the boys they sit next to in class. Unfortunately it continues that male sport teams dominate the media but books like this draw much needed attention to the incredible achievements of the women in our country. It shows the next generation of females that there is a place for them on the podium and there is no sport they can not give a go.

The layout of Super Sporty Girls is colorful and fun. It is easy to read and does not bombard the young reader with too much information. It tells us able the passion that drives each athlete, where they have come from, their hopes and achievements.

I highly recommend this book, as do my two bookworms. If you enjoyed this book you might also like Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli.

Book details

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
ISBN: 9781760896058
Imprint: Puffin
Format: Hardback, 40 pages
Published: 28 April 2020
Category: children, sport, women

Nalini is an award-winning writer and artist as well as managing editor of Dark Matter Zine.


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