August 20, 2014  

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Professor Co-Authors Book Focusing on Girls and Young Women in Athletics

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Dr. Frances Karnes, distiguished university professor of curriculum, instruction and special education and director of the Frances Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi; and Dr. Kristen Stephens, assistant professor of education and licensure officer at Duke University, have co-authored another book on girls titled Sports and Athletics: A Girls and Young Women's Guide for Success.

The purpose of the book is to provide information on girls and young women who have triumphed in athletics. It includes a history of successful female athletes, a variety of journaling exercises, and a listing of informational organizations, books and websites. Royal Fireworks Press is the publisher.

“Girls and young women are becoming more involved in all forms of athletics and sports,” Karnes said. “Young females who have not had female role models need to have positive examples in all dimensions of sports and athletics, and we’re proud to feature them in this book.” 

For information about the Center for Gifted Studies, online visit www.usm.edu/gifted; for information about the Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education, online visit www.usm.edu/cise.