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

Let Me Play : The Story of Title IX : The Law That Changed the Future of Girls in America - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0689859571

Cover of Let Me Play : The Story of Title IX : The Law That Changed the Future of Girls in America 05 (ISBN 978-0689859571)
ISBN13: 978-0689859571
ISBN10: 0689859570

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Atheneum
Published: 2005
International: No

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Let Me Play : The Story of Title IX : The Law That Changed the Future of Girls in America - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0689859571

Karen Blumenthal

ISBN13: 978-0689859571
ISBN10: 0689859570

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Atheneum
Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

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 weren't capable of playing or didn't want to become doctors or lawyers but because they weren't 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 ^erce opposition. But as a result of their perseverance millions of American girls can now play sports. Young women make up half of the nation's 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 of ''Six Days in October'' comes 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

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