Let Me Play

  • by Karen Blumenthal
  • Narrated by Christina Moore
  • 4 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Did you know that state universities in Virginia turned away more than 20,00 women in the early 1960s, but not a single man was denied admission? In the 1970s, the University of Georgia men's golf team got all the golf balls they needed, while the women's team was allowed only one per round. Here, listeners are treated to the origins of the historic Title IX legislation that, among other things, mandated that equal funds must be available to boys' and girls' activities and interests. The seeds for Title IX were sown amidst the violent social upheavals of the 1960s. And through the perseverance of many women and civil rights advocates, it opened - and kept open - many doors for women beginning in 1972. A Junior Library Guild Selection and winner of the Jane Addams Children's Book Award, Let Me Play is an inspiring collection of stories about women fighting for equality. Read by Christina Moore, this rousing primer is the perfect introduction to a topic that will remain relevant for years to come.

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Everyone should read this! Simply Amazing!!

I was born in 1985 and had no idea that Title IX is the reason why I had an opportunity to play every sport my brother played. And the reason why I was able to receive equal scholarships to attend college. Amazing book! This should be required reading in schools. LOVE THIS BOOK! and its story of Equal opportunity for girls in education and sports!!!
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- Tiffany Castricone

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-23-2008
  • Publisher: Recorded Books