An Equal Shot: How the Law Title IX Changed America by Helaine Becker

An Equal Shot: How the Law Title IX Changed America by Helaine Becker; illustrated by Dow Phumiruk. 2021. Created digitally with scans of watercolors and textures. Published by Christy Ottaviano Books.

Brief summary: Young readers learn about the history of the Law Title IX and why it was created. GIrls would be able to play sports, women would not be fired because of getting married or pregnant, women could attend colleges, men could be nurses, and many more examples of equality for both sexes to end sex discrimination.

The law is: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

Comments: The end pages list four women who helped get this bill passed as part of the Education Amendments in 1972, signed by President Nixon. There are also back sections: What the Law Did, Title IX Today, Progress, Further Exploration, and More Work to Do.

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