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Athletes Who Don't Quit

Rising Above: Inspiring Women in Sports is a collection of tales about 11 female athletes who overcame challenges and never gave up. Chapters focus on athletes like gymnast Simone Biles, surfer Bethany Hamilton, and track-and-field legend Wilma Rudolph. These athletes’ determination and perseverance are a lesson for children never to give up, no matter what others say to discourage them.

“We decided to focus on female athletes because we think they don’t get enough credit,” author Gregory Zuckerman told TFK Kid Reporter Marley Alburez. “There are so many amazing, remarkable female athletes.”

Zuckerman’s sons wrote the book with him. Elijah said the stories showed him that “if you set your mind on a goal and keep on trying, you can achieve anything you want.”