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Girls With Guts!: The Road to Breaking Barriers and Bashing Records



by
Debbie Gonzales
illustrated by
Rebecca Gibbon

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Charlesbridge
Imprint
Charlesbridge
ISBN
9781580897471
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A celebration of the strength, endurance, and athleticism of women and girls throughout the ages, Girls With Guts! keeps score with examples of women athletes from the late 1800s up through the 1970s, sharing how women refused to take no for an answer, and how finally, they pushed for a law to protect their right to play, compete, and be athletes.

Time line. Author’s note. Bibliography. Full-color illustrations done in acrylic ink and colored pencil.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

32

Trim Size

11" x 8 1/2"

Dewey

796.082

AR

5: points 0.5

Lexile

870L

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

3

JLG Release

Jul 2019

Book Genres


Topics

US Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX. Women athletes. History of sports for women. Sex discrimination in sports. Persistence.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

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School Library Journal

In 2019, young girls look up to athletes like Olympic-medalist Simone Biles and the record-breaking Serena Williams as role models. But not that long ago, women athletes were excluded from many sports; if one goes further back in history, they were not allowed to compete at all. Gonzales highlights the achievements of women athletes who broke down the gender barriers. Starting with the first Olympic Games and bringing readers to the present day, the author creates a narrative using a timeline of women in sports. Many well-known women athletes are highlighted such as tennis player Althea Gibson and Olympic swimmer Donna de Varona, in addition to many lesser-known names. The author also discusses Title IX, the legislation that mandated equal treatment for all women athletes. Gonzales adds information about the key congresswomen and other advocates who fought for the ratification of the legislation. Backmatter includes a formal timeline and an extensive bibliography. A great addition to any collection highlighting unknown women athletes and also explains the important legislation of Title IX for a young audience.

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

In 2019, young girls look up to athletes like Olympic-medalist Simone Biles and the record-breaking Serena Williams as role models. But not that long ago, women athletes were excluded from many sports; if one goes further back in history, they were not allowed to compete at all. Gonzales highlights the achievements of women athletes who broke down the gender barriers. Starting with the first Olympic Games and bringing readers to the present day, the author creates a narrative using a timeline of women in sports. Many well-known women athletes are highlighted such as tennis player Althea Gibson and Olympic swimmer Donna de Varona, in addition to many lesser-known names. The author also discusses Title IX, the legislation that mandated equal treatment for all women athletes. Gonzales adds information about the key congresswomen and other advocates who fought for the ratification of the legislation. Backmatter includes a formal timeline and an extensive bibliography. A great addition to any collection highlighting unknown women athletes and also explains the important legislation of Title IX for a young audience.

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