||A compelling YA anthology from editors Dahlia Adler and Jennifer Iacopelli about the trials and triumphs of girls in sports.
Ambition. Drive. Determination. Talent. Courage. Teamwork.
Every athlete knows what it takes to win. But for teen female players, the stakes are so much higher. In this anthology, the voices of these athletes come alive, highlighting the ferocity of those who are often shunted to the side. From navigating rampant misogyny to forging a sisterhood through sweat or just reveling in the love of the game, the stories in Out of Our League address the phenomenal physical and emotional power of teenage athletes as they compete, persevere, and thrive, on and off the field.
Marieke’s story: Anchor Points
ISBN-10: 125081071X | ISBN-13: 978-1250810717
☙ OUT OF OUR LEAGUE is a Junior Library Guild Gold Selection.
☙ OUT OF OUR LEAGUE is a January/February 2024 Kids’ Indie Next List pick.
This compilation featuring many big-name contributors from YA literature not only centers young women’s voices but also showcases their strengths and different abilities, emphasizes the power of team camaraderie, and demonstrates the value of hard-won lessons. (…) Among the perspectives are those of Rowan, a teen who’s recently come out as nonbinary, in Marieke Nijkamp’s [Anchor Points]. (…)Impressively inclusive, with plenty of appeal for sports lovers and couch potatoes alike.
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