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The Resource Let me play : the story of Title IX : the law that changed the future of girls in America, Karen Blumenthal

Let me play : the story of Title IX : the law that changed the future of girls in America, Karen Blumenthal

Label
Let me play : the story of Title IX : the law that changed the future of girls in America
Title
Let me play
Title remainder
the story of Title IX : the law that changed the future of girls in America
Statement of responsibility
Karen Blumenthal
Title variation
Title IX : the law that changed the future of girls in America
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • From a Sibert Honor Award-winning author comes the true story of Title IX, a law passed in 1972 that ensures equal treatment and opportunity for girls in sports and education. Filled with period photos and cartoons, plus anecdotes from the people who never gave up on the measure
  • "Not long ago, people believed girls shouldn't play sports. That math and science courses were too difficult for them. That higher education should be left to the men. Nowadays, this may be hard to imagine, but it was only fifty years ago all of this changed with the introduction of the historical civil rights bill Title IX. This is the story about the determined lawmakers, teachers, parents, and athletes that advocated for women all over the country until Congress passed the law that paved the way for the now millions of girls who play sports; who make up over half of the country's medical and law students; who are on the national stage winning gold medals and world championships; who are developing life-changing vaccines, holding court as Supreme Court Justices, and leading the country as vice president. All because of Title IX and the people who believed girls could do anything--and were willing to fight to prove it. This updated edition of Let Me Play includes new chapters about how Title IX is being used in the fight for transgender rights and justice for sexual assault survivors and a refreshed epilogue highlighting the remarkable female athletes of today and the battles they're still fighting."--Publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blumenthal, Karen
Dewey number
796.082
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
  • 8-12
  • 1140L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
8.7
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States.
  • Women athletes
  • Women athletes
  • Transgender people
  • Sex discrimination in sports
  • Sports for women
  • Sports for women
  • Women's rights
  • School sports
  • United States
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Let me play : the story of Title IX : the law that changed the future of girls in America, Karen Blumenthal
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 158-160) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A view from the sidelines -- The champion -- The playing field -- Pregame preparation -- Opening kickoff -- Political football -- Changing the rules -- Crying foul -- Play ball! -- Time-out -- Comeback -- Expanding the field -- Crossing boundaries -- Epilogue: Extra innings -- A Title IX time line -- Then and now -- Personal notes
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
167 pages
Isbn
9781665918749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1296944317
  • (OCoLC)1296944317
  • 4104007
Label
Let me play : the story of Title IX : the law that changed the future of girls in America, Karen Blumenthal
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 158-160) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A view from the sidelines -- The champion -- The playing field -- Pregame preparation -- Opening kickoff -- Political football -- Changing the rules -- Crying foul -- Play ball! -- Time-out -- Comeback -- Expanding the field -- Crossing boundaries -- Epilogue: Extra innings -- A Title IX time line -- Then and now -- Personal notes
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
167 pages
Isbn
9781665918749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1296944317
  • (OCoLC)1296944317
  • 4104007

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