Staff Picks: Women and Girls in Sports, through March

Reading Room, Second Floor

Women and Girls in Sports, from the Curriculum “CURR” and “JUV” shelves on the 2nd floor of the Gottesman Libraries, features profiles of outstanding female athletes of the past and present. There are anthologies, reference handbooks, and how-to’s that explore a variety of sports. There’s an autobiography by fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first Muslim American woman to win an Olympic medal. There’s even a book about the 1929 “Powder Puff Derby” air race for women. This exhibit coincides with Women's History Month.


Share a personal story with your students of how athletics has impacted your life. For me, I started lap swimming in my twenties. In more recent years, after joining the Services team, I started commuting to the Gottesman Libraries on a hand-me-down bicycle, instead of taking the bus or subway. On days off, I bike the Hudson River Greenway. Biking is truly a highlight of my day. I encourage you to dream big, in whatever sport inspires you.

-- Simone Schloss

March Staff Picks is curated by Simone Schloss, Library Services Associate.

Staff Picks is curated each month by the Gottesman Libraries' staff to highlight resources on educational topics and themes of special interest.


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Last Updated: 7:28 pm, Friday, Mar 6 , 2020