Women's History Month Reads with the Washington Mystics

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Women's History Month Reads with the Washington Mystics

Check out autobiographies detailing the lives and careers of some of our most inspiring women athletes.

This Women's History Month, DC Public Library is teaming up with the Washington Mystics to recommend great reads that you can check out with your library card! Each month we post Read Feed entries that spotlight titles around a theme. This month we are celebrating Women's History Month by lifting up autobiographies of inspiring women athletes. Happy Reading!

My Shot: Balancing it All and Standing Tall, Elena Delle Donne
Elena Delle Donne, 2015 WNBA MVP and 2016 Olympic gold medalist, shares her inspirational story of being a young basketball prodigy who gave up an impressive basketball scholarship for family and self-discovery.

On The Line, Serena Williams with Daniel Paisner
As one of the biggest stars in tennis, Williams has captured every major title and earned the #1 world ranking in tennis three times during her illustrious career. In this compelling and poignant memoir, she takes an empowering look at her extraordinary life and what is still to come.

Rise: My Story, Lindsey Vonn
The first ever memoir from the greatest female ski racer of all time, revealing never before told stories of her life in the fast lane, and the bold decisions that helped her break down barriers for athletes around the world.

Forward: A Memoir, Abby Wambach
Abby Wambach has always pushed the limits of what is possible. Named by Time magazine as one of the most influential people of 2015, the soccer player captured the nation's heart when she led her team to its recent World Cup Championship. Abby is a vocal advocate for women's rights and equal opportunity, pushing to translate the success of her team to the real world. Now Abby recounts her own decisions, wins, losses, and the pivotal moments that helped her become the world class athlete and leader she is today. Abby's book goes beyond the soccer field to reveal a person grappling universal questions about how we can live our best lives, and become our truest selves. Written with honesty and heart, Forward is a blueprint for individual growth and rousing call to action.

Fierce: How Competing for Myself Changed Everything, Aly Raisman with Blythe Lawrence
Honest and heartfelt, frank and funny, Aly's story is enhanced with never-before-published photos, excerpts from the personal journals she's kept since childhood that chronicle memorable moments with her teammates, and hard-won advice for readers striving to rise above challenges, learn to love themselves, and make their own dreams come true.

DC Public Library is celebrating Women's History all March long with programs, educational activities, great reads and so much more. Learn more by visiting the Library's Women's History Month page