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Let Me Play: The Story of Title IX: The Law That Changed the Future of Girls in America
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Let Me Play: The Story of Title IX: The Law That Changed the Future of Girls in America by Karen Blumenthal

Can girls play softball? Can girls be school crossing guards? Can girls play basketball or ice hockey or soccer? Can girls become lawyers or doctors or engineers?Of course they can...today. But just a few decades ago, opportunities for girls were far more limited, not because they werent capable of playing or didnt want to become doctors or lawyers, but because they werent allowed to. Then quietly, in 1972, something momentous happened: Congress passed a law called Title IX, forever changing the lives of American girls.Hundreds of determined lawmakers, teachers, parents, and athletes carefully plotted to ensure that the law was passed, protected, and enforced. Time and time again, they were pushed back by ?rce opposition. But as a result of their perseverance, millions of American girls can now play sports. Young women make up half of the nations medical and law students, and star on the best basketball, soccer, and softball teams in the world. This small law made a huge difference.From the Sibert Honor-winning author ofSix Days in Octobercomes this powerful tale of courage and persistence, the stories of the people who believed that girls could do anything -- and were willing to fight to prove it.A Junior Library Guild Selection

Author: Karen Blumenthal

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 160

Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: 2005-07-01

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