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Anna Jordan
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Kidlit writer, blogger, reader's guides, events, publicity and more Creative Chaos.
Kidlit writer, blogger, reader's guides, events, publicity and more Creative Chaos.

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New Sporty Girl Books Blogger Wanted
Sporty Girl Books is looking for a new contributor! Our goal at SPORTY GIRL BOOKS is to give all girls the chance to love, watch, play, read, and write about any sport that interests them. We look forward to the day when the words, "You play like a girl," i...

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Sexism, language and the difficult job of being an Olympic commentator...
The Olympics are on our home TV most of the time these days and with it has come some interesting and important conversations. My feminist ideology informs my viewing and my commentary of various media and one of my two sons often retorts that I am a conspi...

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Sporty Girl Video of the Week: Jordyn Wieber: Four Years Later
In this video about Olympic gold medal gymnast Jordyn Wieber we get an inside look at the regulations determining pro v. amateur/college competition. The conversation about fairness from sport to sport is extremely interesting and shows the difference betwe...

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Sporty Girl Book Review: The Flip Side by Shawn Johnson
Thanks to NetGalley for the eGalley of THE FLIP SIDE. Shop Indie Bookstores In THE FLIP SIDE by Shawn Johnson, main character Charlie Ryland's Olympic gymnastic dreams are clear but Charlotte Ryland, Charlie's public school persona isn't quite as sure. Afte...

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Happy Book Birthdays! June is coming up Gymnastics.
There's a weird sort of hive mind in the world of publishing and today's post is evidence. Three great books about gymnastics are having their book birthdays today. So if you are a reader who dreams about round-off back handsprings or if you regularly land ...

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Sporty Book Birthday! GIRL AGAINST THE UNIVERSE by Paula Stokes
Today is the book birthday for GIRL AGAINST THE UNIVERSE, the
wonderful new young adult novel by Paula Stokes from Harper Teen. (Advanced Reader Copy provided by the author.) It’s never too late to catch up on your
Paula Stokes reading. We have an interview...

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Sporty Girl Books Needs Your Coaching!
Spring has sprung in most of the country (even though it feels like 18º here in Maine) and teams are practicing outdoors and in gyms for a season of new competition. Here at Sporty Girl Books we are in training too: reading great books to review, interviewi...

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Retro Review: The Running Dream by Wedelin Van Draanen
My sophomore year of high school, (the first year of high school as I had gone to a 7-9 middle school), I joined the rowing team. It was all land work outs all the time. Running, circuits, and rowing machines brought me closer to spring break when we'd firs...

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Sporty Girl Interview with Rowing Coach Holly Fling Austin
A great big Sporty Girl Books welcome to Holly Fling Austin who is the founder and coach at Ready Set Row Summer Development Camp . Holly and I (Anna) met at a coaches training program at the US Rowing Association's Annual Conference, and I was so glad we d...

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January 2016 Round Up
One month down for 2016 and one month closer to the summer olympics. Media coverage of women in sports tend to increase in Olympic years. Let's look at some of the stories that were in the news this month. The Ladies Gaelic Football Association and Lidl, a ...
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