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Allred, Alexandra Powe

Summary: "When Women Stood is an unapologetically new sport and social history that unveils the often-overlooked chronicle of women and their fight for equality. From early Amazons and suffragists to modern-day athletes and social influencers, this is an eye-opening history of women told through the always-influential world of sports"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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Summary: Recounts the triumph and travails of the eighteen African American athletes representing the United States in the 1936 Olympics, who endured racism in Hitler's Berlin as well as back home in the United States.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF OLY

Dent, Jim.

Summary: "New York Times bestselling author Jim Dent pens the compelling story of how a black and white player came together to break the color barrier in Texas football in 1965. Jerry LeVias and Bill Bradley bonded as friends at the Big 33 high school all-star game, producing a dramatic finish that fans still talk about. Jim Dent takes the reader to the heart of Texas football with the incredible story...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.332 DEN

Johnson, Keyshawn

Summary: The unknown story of the Black pioneers who collectively changed the face of the NFL in 1946. The Forgotten First chronicles the lives of four incredible men, the racism they experienced as Black players entering a segregated sport, the burden of expectation they carried, and their many achievements, which would go on to affect football for generations to come. More than a year before Jackie...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2021

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 796.332 JOH

Gonzales, Debbie

Summary: "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."--Amazon.com.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2019

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Summary: ""42 Today" is an exploration of Jackie Robinson and his legacy"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: New York University Press 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ROBINSON, JACKIE FOR

Hoena, B. A.

Summary: "In an era of discrimination, Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball's race barrier. Facing harassment, he stayed focused on the game, becoming the MLB Rookie of the Year in 1947 and later a baseball legend"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Graphic Universe 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 ROB

Freedman, Samuel G.

Summary: Looks at the 1967 football season leading up to that year's black college championship between Grambling College and Florida A&M, and how it fit into the civil rights struggles of the time.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.332 FRE

Madden, Bill.

Summary: "Jackie Robinson heroically broke the color barrier in 1947. But how--and, in practice, when--did the integration of the sport actually occur? Bill Madden shows that baseball's famous "black experiment" did not truly succeed until the coming of age of Willie Mays and the emergence of some star players--Larry Doby, Hank Aaron, and Ernie Banks--in 1954. And as a relevant backdrop off the field,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books Group 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.357 MAD

Dunkel, Tom.

Summary: Dunkel traces the rise of a Bismarck integrated squad and follows them through their ups and downs, focusing on the 1935 season, and the first National Semi-Pro Tournament in Wichita, Kansas--a decade before Jackie Robinson broke into the Major Leagues!

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.357 DUN

Summary: Tells of the story of Jack Roosevelt Robinson, a sharecropper's son who elevated an entire race and country when he broke Major League Baseball's color barrier in 1947. The film illuminates Robinson's place as a leader and icon of the civil rights movement whose exemplary life and aspirational message of equality continues to inspire generations of Americans. Includes interviews with family...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JAC

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV JAC

Meltzer, Brad.

Summary: "Jackie Robinson always loved sports, especially baseball. He could run, leap, and throw better than any other kid around. But he lived at a time when the rules weren't fair to African Americans: Even though Jackie was a great athlete, he wasn't allowed on the best teams just because of the color of his skin. Jackie knew that sports were best when everyone, of every color, played together. He...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2015

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Set I Am 921 Robinson 2015

Perron, Cam

Summary: "The extraordinary, unlikely, and inspirational true story of the friendships formed between Cam Perron--a white, baseball-obsessed teenager from Boston--and hundreds of former professional Negro League players, who were still awaiting the recognition andcompensation that they deserved from Major League Baseball more than fifty years after their playing days were over"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.357 PER

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 796.3576 PER

Raven, Margot Theis.

Summary: Recounts the true story of spirit and determination from America's early civil rights history and the Cannon Street all-stars who were not allowed to play in the World Series game.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2005

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J Sports Raven

Bascomb, Neal

Summary: "For fans of Boys in the Boat and In the Garden of Beasts, the pulse-pounding story of how a Jewish race car driver and an American speed queen triumphed over Hitler's fearsome Silver Arrows on the eve of World War II"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.7209 BAS

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.7209 BAS

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