Ignotofsky is at it again in her compendium of sports figures in histories past. I requested this book because there was a roller derby gal on the front (and I read Women in Science and loved it).
The pictures and stories on women athletes are thorough, each page a detailed accounting of what made an individual unique in their field. The graphics are gorgeous. Bright pops of color, and well laid out designs, make this so much more than a "facts" book.
The cover is light and velvety - teasing the goodness between its pages. I really appreciate everything these books are trying to do, and if they had been around when I was a pre-teen I would have been all about them in my day. That's why I am so glad I got them for my daughter.
*I received a complimentary copy from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review*