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The A – Z of Who I Could Be

26 athletes that every little kid [and big adult] should know

As a child, Chloe Dalton and her sister loved to watch and cheer on athletes in the Olympic and Commonwealth Games. They became so involved in the athletes and their achievements that, in 2020 Chloe began the platform of the Female Athlete Project. She has taken this interest one step further and presented this book, for the young and not so young. It is an A-Z list and description of 26 of Australia’s top athletes.

Each double page features a top female Australian athlete; one page shows the athlete competing in their sport and on the facing page there is some written information about the woman and her chosen sport.

From Paralympian Danni Di Torro, who has won medals in wheelchair tennis and para table tennis, to Ash Barty we discover and recognise some familiar faces.

While many Olympians have names which are generally well known, sadly this is not so true of the Paralympians. Isis Holt won a Commonwealth Games gold medal and has won 5 Paralympian medals.

There are a few thrilling stories told here as well. Yvette Higgins, scored the winning goal for the Women’s Water polo team with only 1.3 seconds left on the clock.

The A-Z of Who Could I Be is an alphabet book with a difference. In short passages of text, we discover some new names, what they have achieved, and just how many sensational women athletes there are.

Author by Chloe Dalton and Kim Siew
Publisher A&U Children's
ISBN 9781761180422
Distributor Allen and Unwin
Released October 2023