A richly illustrated and inspiring study of women athletes, Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win highlights the achievements and stories of 50 notable women athletes from the 1800s to today, including trailblazers, Olympians, and record-breakers in more than 40 sports. The athletes featured include well-known figures like tennis player Billie Jean King and gymnast Simone Biles, as well as lesser-known champions like Toni Stone, the first woman to play baseball in a professional men's league. Women in Sports celebrates the success of the tough, bold, and fearless women who paved the way for today’s athletes.
The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, Behring Center, is responsible for the collection, care, and preservation of more than three million objects. Girlhood: It's Complicated made with support from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative.