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Wednesday 15 November 2023

Junior Review: The A to Z of Who I Could Be

An inspiring book about Australian female athletes who have achieved greatness.

The A to Z of Who I Could Be tells readers about great athletes and how they went at the Olympics and in sports competitions. 

From Ash Barty, Caitlin Foord and Georgia Godwin to Tamika Upton and Zali Steggall, it’s got 26 great Australian females who kick butts at 26 different sports.

It was inspiring to read about these female Australians and learn facts about them. Did you know Caitlin Foord became the youngest Matilda at a world cup at just 16 years old? Did you know Taliqua Clancy became the first Indigenous Australian volleyball player to represent Australia at the Olympics?

The illustrations in this book are colourful, detailed and fun. I liked the alphabet tracking system at the bottom of the pages, and the book has got a great timeline that shows dates of when big moments happened in the athletes’ lives.

Kids who like sports will like this book, particularly girls who like to read about inspirational women.

Title: The A to Z of Who I Could Be
Author: Chloe Dalton 
Illustrator: Kim Siew
Publisher: Allen and Unwin, $22.99
Publication Date: 3 October 2023
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781761180422
For ages: 7 - 12
Type: Junior Non-Fiction