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Throw Like a Girl
Throw Like a Girl

Throw Like a Girl

How to Dream Big & Believe in Yourself
By Jennie Finch, By Ann Killion

JUVENILE NONFICTION

224 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $16.95)

ISBN 9781600785603

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Aug 2011)

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Overview

The evidence is overwhelming: sports help girls grow into strong women. Both scientific studies and anecdotal evidence confirm that athletic girls not only grow up to be healthier; they learn teamwork, gain inner confidence, and grow into society's leaders. Sports help preteen and teenage girls make the right choices in a society that is sending them incredibly mixed messages about who they are supposed to be. Yet no one is speaking directly to these girls. Jennie fills the role of girlfriend, big sister, team captain, and mentor. A smart, credible, and accomplished voice from an athlete who is strong and feminine, fiercely competitive, and fashionably cool, Jennie is someone young women will listen to and take to heart. Jennie's message: Believe in yourself. Go for it, girls.

Author Biography

Jennie Finch fell in love with softball as a young girl; in the years since, the sport shaped both the course of her life and her character. A two-time Olympian, Finch was a collegiate national player of the year at Arizona and pitched professionally. One of America’s most popular athletes, she has worked extensively in television, is an active member of the Women’s Sports Foundation, and conducts softball camps around the country. Finch is married to professional baseball player Casey Daigle, and they are the proud parents of two sons. Ann Killion is an award-winning sportswriter who has written extensively on issues relating to girls and women’s sports. Killion has covered the major national and international sports issues of the past two decades, including the rise of Olympic softball. A contributing writer to SportsIllustrated.com, Killion lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family, including her athletic teenage daughter.

Media

Throw Like a Girl was prominently mentioned in a feature article on author Jennie Finch in the September issue of Shape.
Throw Like a Girl was mentioned in a feature article on Jennie Finch announcing her third pregnancy on The Hollywood Gossip.
Throw Like a Girl was mentioned in an article in which Jennie Finch announced her third pregnancy on People.com.
Throw Like a Girl was mentioned in a feature article on Jennie Finch announcing her third pregnancy on Ghana MMA.
Author Jennie Finch discussed Throw Like a Girl in an article concerning child athletes published in The Washington Post.
Author Jennie Finch discussed Throw Like A Girl in an interview published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram.
Throw Like a Girl was mentioned in a Q&A with author Jennie Finch in the Los Angeles Times.
Throw Like a Girl was mentioned in a Q&A session with author Jennie Finch on Sacramento's FOX40.com.
Throw Like a Girl was prominently mentioned in a feature article on author Jennie Finch and her experience with Title IX on Yahoo! Sports.
Watch Jennie Finch talk about her book, Throw Like a Girl, and how to encourage female athletes to follow their dreams, on "FOX & Friends" on FOXNews.

Book Signings

Past Events


Sep
07
Jennie Finch - "Throw Like a Girl" ›
Ridgewood, NJ
7:00pm

Press Releases

THROW LIKE A GIRL:

HOW TO DREAM BIG & BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

By Jennie Finch

 

CONTACT: Bill Ames, Independent Publishers Group, 312.337.0747, ext. 326, bames@ipgbook.com

 

Girls and young women today have access to endless amounts of information, but there are so many conflicting messages about what is considered the norm when it comes to body image, beauty and acceptable behavior. 

 

Two-time Olympian, athletic icon, wife, mother and role-model Jennie Finch, who retired from softball last year and just welcomed her second child earlier this year, wants to speak directly to these young girls. Finch is sharing her secrets to success and ways for young girls to empower themselves and make the right choices in her brand-new book: Throw Like a Girl: How to Dream Big and Believe in Yourself.

 

Jennie struggled to fit in as a young girl and was constantly stereotyped. Rather than accepting the labels others put on her she chose to apply the key lessons she learned from playing sports to all facets of her life to become the person she is today. Some of the lessons in Throw Like a Girl include:

 

  • The importance of body acceptance and how it is good for the mind and spirit
  • How to become empowered by playing sports
  • Why you must believe in yourself and not allow others to put limits on you or define you
  • How to battle doubts and find inner strength and self-confidence
  • Tips for stepping up to challenges, staying mentally tough and dealing with setbacks

 

Throw Like a Girl is not just for softball players or hardcore athletes. It's a book for all girls who are not only interested in sports and fitness but also want to connect with the values and lessons sports can teach.

 

About the Authors:

Jennie Finch fell in love with softball as a young girl; in the years since, the sport shaped both the course of her life and her character. A two-time Olympian, Finch was a collegiate national player of the year at Arizona and pitched professionally. One of America's most popular athletes, she has worked extensively in television, is an active member of the Women's Sports Foundation, and conducts softball camps around the country. Finch is married to professional baseball player Casey Daigle, and they are the proud parents of two sons.

 

Ann Killion is an award-winning sportswriter who has written extensively on issues relating to girls and women's sports. Killion has covered the major national and international sports issues of the past two decades, including the rise of Olympic softball. A contributing writer to SportsIllustrated.com, Killion lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family, including her athletic teenage daughter.

 

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