Cool Careers for Girls in Sports (hardcover)


How to be cool now AND when you grow up: Explore a career in SPORTS!

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ISBN: 1-57023-107-9

By Ceel Pasternak and Linda Thornburg

Written especially for girls ages 11 through 14, this title in the popular Cool Careers for Girls Series profiles 10 women working in sports. Each woman reveals how she broke into her field, the nature of her work, and why she loves what she does.

Books in this popular, highly acclaimed series take a fascinating look at exciting nontraditional careers for women. Filled with inviting graphics and photos, each volume describes the careers of 10-11 women. These women were like some girls today – they dreamed of successful careers but often didn’t know what they wanted to do or how to go about pursuing a career that would be meaningful to them. Through sharing their stories, they provide young readers with good role models and excellent advice for preparing for their particular careers. The upbeat and informative pages, written in an age-appropriate style, encourage career exploration and broaden girls’ career horizons.

130 pages. 7 x 9. 1998.

Each book also provides:

  • A personality checklist for each job
  • Skills and physical demands
  • Education requirements
  • Lists of books, videos, and websites
  • Salary range
  • Organizations and professional associations to contact


  • Professional Basketball Player
  • Golf Professional
  • Ski and Snowboard Instructor
  • Sports Broadcaster
  • Athletic Director
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Basketball Official
  • Soccer Foundation Executive, High School
    Coach/Athletic Director
  • Entrepreneur
  • Getting Started on Your Own Career Path


“A welcome and valued addition to school counselor, school library and community library job and career reference collections.”
The Children’s Bookwatch

“Inspirational and easy to read.”
School Library Journal

“These are inspiring stories with positive messages.”
Employment Review Online

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Also available as paperback.


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