Did you know that state universities in Virginia turned away more than 20,000 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 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.
“A fascinating look at the birth, growth, stagnation, and final emergence of Title IX.”—School Library Journal, starred review