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Barbie Computer Engineer

C’mon Barbie – Girls Can’t Code?

In a picture book ironically titled “Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer,” readers  are invited into the iconic character’s kitchen, where she sits at the table working on a game she’s creating to teach kids how computers work. Enter Barber’s younger sister, Skipper, who loves the idea of the cute robot puppies she’s developing, and asks …

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[Video] Pretty Tough #6: Fifteen Love – A Tale of Tennis Playing Twins

Just in time for back-t0-school,  Fifteen Love, the latest book in the popular Pretty Tough series, serves up an ace. This time the focus is on the girls who play tennis at Beachwood High, the prestigious prep school set in the privileged and picturesque world of Malibu, California. Maggie Anderson and her twin sister, Bella, …

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Making Waves (Pretty Tough Book #5) On Sale NOW!

It’s summer break for the girls at Beachwood Academy and that means sun, surf, and sensational escapades at the Beachwood Country Club. Abby, a rising sophomore, is so excited to have gotten a last-minute gig as a lifeguard, especially because jobs are usually reserved for club members. Abby desperately wants to win the annual lifeguarding …

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Hockey player Hayley Wickenheiser chronicles life of an Olympian in new book

Hayley Wickenheiser hopes her new book Gold Medal Diary: Inside the World’s Greatest Sports Event will win over those who dismiss her sport as a two-horse race between Canada and the U.S. One of the most recognizable names in Canadian hockey, Wickenheiser  opens the door to her life in the months leading up to the …

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New book by former ESPN anchor chronicles rise of women in sports business & media

Playing Ball with the Boys: The Rise of Women in the World of Men’s Sports, a new book that profiles more than a dozen successful and pioneering women in the field of sports, is available beginning today. Written by former ESPN anchor Betsy Ross, Playing Ball with the Boys features interviews with the legendary women’s …

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Curveball: The remarkable story of Toni Stone

Toni Stone had balls. She’s also one of the best baseball players you’ve never heard of. Since women’s leagues refused her eligibility due to the color of her skin, Stone ended up playing alongside men in the Negro League. She became the first woman to play professionally in the league against big-shots like Ernie Banks, …

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Venus Williams releases new book: Come To Win

With the 38th anniversary of Title IX this month, a crucial question remains: Do sports make a long-term difference in a woman’s life?  Most experts say yes. Competitive sports prepare women to take on leadership positions and this week, Multiple grand slam tennis champion and entrepreneur Venus Williams serves up a new book that every …

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