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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (148 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karen Blumenthal Narrator: Christina Moore Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Baggs | 1/31/2014

    " I loved through this time period and could relate to a lot of it, but learned a great deal more than I did while growing up. I enjoyed the story, but didn't like how many informational insets there were in the book; it disrupted the story too much "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cory | 1/12/2014

    " Very interesting book on a subject that doesn't get a lot of attention but that makes a big difference. It's shocking to me how recently girls have been discriminated against in sports. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Johnny Allred | 12/10/2013

    " I couldn't get interested in this book; maybe that's the sexist in me, who knows? This is the story of Title IX in America and how women were affected by their gender and role in society. It details the struggle of women to break the mold of housewife and caretaker and enter the workforce and sports arenas across the country. It is non-fiction and includes several side-stories and blurbs about real women from the time. It is information that is important for every American to know, but I wouldn't voluntary choose to pull this book off the shelf and sit down and read it for pleasure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mrs. Price | 12/3/2013

    " All girls should read this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mandy | 11/18/2012

    " It was a little dull at times, but I loved learning about the subject. It made me very grateful to have grown up after this law was passed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meredith | 11/13/2011

    " I never realized before reading this book how important and far-reaching Title IX is (hint: not just about sports). A very interesting book that both made me miss my Women's studies classes from college and my softball team from high school and earlier. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 3/18/2011

    " Why isn't this required reading? Why aren't half of these names found regularly in history textbooks? Watching women's health care and title X slowly being taken away I think Patty Mink's warning of what has been won can just as quickly be taken away could not ring truer today. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meredith | 2/14/2011

    " I never realized before reading this book how important and far-reaching Title IX is (hint: not just about sports). A very interesting book that both made me miss my Women's studies classes from college and my softball team from high school and earlier. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 12/9/2010

    " Now THIS nonfiction novel rocked my world! I think it is the sports fanatic in me. I am an athlete and was in high school as well and I loved this walk through history, the U.S. court of law, and the snippets of women athletes that paved the way for girls to play across the country. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 9/26/2010

    " I loved through this time period and could relate to a lot of it, but learned a great deal more than I did while growing up. I enjoyed the story, but didn't like how many informational insets there were in the book; it disrupted the story too much "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 9/25/2010

    " I had know idea how difficult it was for the law of Title IX to get passed. This is an idepth account of the laws history. "

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About the Narrator

Christina Moore is an actress and award-winning audiobook narrator who has garnered eighteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actress, she is best known for her roles in the television series That ’70s Show, Hawthorne, and 90210. She is a founding member of Bitches Funny, an all-female sketch group that has performed in New York City and Los Angeles for the past five years.