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Girls with guts! : the road to breaking barriers and bashing records / Debbie Gonzales ; illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon.
Title:
Girls with guts! : the road to breaking barriers and bashing records / Debbie Gonzales ; illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon.
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Publication:
Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, [2019].
Publication Date:
2019
ISBN:
9781580897471
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Includes bibliographical references.
Abstract:
Girls were once told... No chasing! No kicking! No splashing! And never, ever sweat. It's true. Throughout history, girls were not encouraged to play sports. Athletic programs funded by the US government were once for boys only. But many brave female athletes of the past - like tennis great Althea Gibson and superstar swimmer Gertrude Ederle - set examples of how capable women are. Alongside them, tireless female activists demanded equal rights for boys and girls. Together, a long line of fierce athletes and determined activists fought for the passing of Title IX, which mandates equal treatment for competitive girls. Today's female athletes compete across school grounds and professional stadiums, thanks to yesterday's girls with guts!
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text

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volume
Reading Level:
Primary school age.
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Language:
English
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