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The Way Champs Play

By Stephanie Snyder, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Charming book affirms girl athletes, teaches sportsmanship.

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Naomi Osaka's picture book is a beautifully illustrated celebration of girl athletes. The Way Champs Play empowers girls -- whether they currently play a sport or not -- to tap into their inner strength: physical, mental, and emotional. Much of the book is written as affirmations that young readers can internalize and apply to various parts of their lives. Young girls who play should be able to see themselves represented on the pages of the book, as it depicts people from many different backgrounds. Osaka is mindful about encouraging self care, and her fans who know her struggles with her mental health will appreciate the fact that she's checking in on theirs. Artist Kamala Nair's gentle and inclusive illustrations bring the book's powerful messages to life.

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