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Pre-Olympics Reading: Top 89 Books About Girls & Women in Sports

green image that reads 89 Books About Girls & Women in Sports and shows women diving Handy reading resource website A Mighty Girl, "the world's largest collection of books and movies for smart, confident, and courageous girls," has a list up just in time for the Olympics!

Their top 89 (and counting!) picks include illustrated books for all ages like Playing to Win: The Story of Althea Gibson, and longer books for older readers like Let Me Play: The Story of Title IX: The Law That Changed the Future of Girls in America. You can sort by sport, too—they've got books to recommend on everything from horseback riding to yoga.

Read the full list of the Top 89 Books About Girls & Women in Sports here.

This is just the list to get us in the mood for the opening ceremonies tomorrow. Do you have any favorite books about women & girls in sports? Let us know in the comments!

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When I was a girl my mom

When I was a girl my mom bought me Gutsy Gurls: Young Women Who Dare (http://www.amazon.ca/Gutsy-Girls-Young-Women-Dare/dp/1575420597), and I loved it, I must have read it a dozen times.

The Red Rose Crew!

No list of books about girls and women in sports can be complete without The Red Rose Crew: A True Story of Women, Winning, and the Water.

http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Red_Rose_Crew.html?id=6QcSuCirXJMC

This book made the struggles of women athletes come to life for me, and the story of the Yale women's crew and the changes they were able to bring in such a short span of time is inspiring.