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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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About The Book
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the law that opened the door for greater opportunities for girls and women, with this refreshed edition of the nonfiction illustrated middle grade book about an important victory in the fight for equality.
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: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (August 30, 2022)
- Length: 176 pages
- ISBN13: 9781665918763
- Grades: 3 - 7
- Ages: 8 - 12
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Awards and Honors
- ALA Notable Children's Books
- CCBC Choices (Cooperative Children's Book Council)
- CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book
- ALA Best Books For Young Adults
- ILA Children's Book Award Notable
- Bank Street Best Books of the Year
- Kansas NEA Reading Circle List Junior Title
- Jane Addams Children's Book Award
- Maine Student Book Award Reading List
- ALA Amelia Bloomer Project
- SSLI Book Award Honor Book
- SLJ Best Book of the Year
- Golden Spur Award Honor Book
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