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Klages, Ellen

Summary: In 1957, ten-year-old Katy Gordon fights to be allowed to play Little League baseball and uses what she learns about civil rights and the history of female baseball players to challenge the league ban on girls.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

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Ryle, Robyn

Summary: "This book looks at the intersection of sports and identities, using sports to reveal the complicated history of gender, sexuality, race, and social justice while connecting those stories to the world of today's athletes. It highlights the ways sports often contribute to inequalities, but also how they can help make the world more accepting"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 306.4 RYL

Summary: "In 1946, Branch Rickey ... owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, took a stand against Major League Baseball's infamous color line when he signed Jackie Robinson ... to the team. The deal put both men in the crosshairs of the public, the press and even other players. Facing unabashed racism from every side, Robinson was forced to demonstrate tremendous courage and let his talent on the field win over...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2013

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Yu, Bill

Summary: Katie Flanagan was a star striker on her old school's soccer team. But at Peabody, there is no girls' soccer team. The school district allows Katie to try out for the boys' team. Having a girl play on the boys' team causes some conflict. Can Katie overcome these barriers? Includes discussion prompts, a soccer quiz, and fun facts about soccer. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graphic Panet, an imprint of Magic Wagon 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 YU

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"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2021

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 796.332 JOH

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

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

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

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New York University Press 2021

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

Slade, Suzanne

Summary: Presents the history of the Harlem Globetrotters, from their inception as a Chicago basketball team and their development into the Globetrotters to their growth into an international phenomenon.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796.323 SLA

Bryant, Howard

Summary: "The Heritage is the story of sports post-9/11, once neutral but now embedded with deference toward the military and police, colliding with the political reawakening of the black athlete in post-Ferguson America"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.4 BRY

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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2019

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DiCaro, Julie

Summary: "Shrill meets Brotopia in this personal and researched look at women's rights and issues through the lens of sports, from an award-winning sports journalist and women's advocate"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.082 DIC

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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

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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2013

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

Kahn, Roger.

Summary: "In Rickey & Robinson, legendary sportswriter Roger Kahn at last reveals the true, unsanitized account of the integration of baseball, a story that for decades has relied on inaccurate secondhand reports. This story contains exclusive reporting and personal reminiscences that no other writer can produce, including revelatory material he'd buried in his notebooks in the '40s and '50s, back when...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rodale Books 2014

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

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"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graphic Universe 2020

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

Viña, Rose

Summary: "In the 1930's, only white figure skaters were allowed in public ice rinks and to compete for gold medals, but Mabel Fairbanks wouldn't let that stop her. With skates two sizes too big and a heart full of dreams, Mabel beat the odds and broke down color barriers through sheer determination and athletic skill. After skating in ice shows across the nation and helping coach and develop the talents...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Albert Whitman & Company 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE VIN

Ware, Susan

Summary: By linking the stories of Billie Jean King and Title IX, Ware explains why women's sports took off in the 1970s and demonstrates how giving women a sporting chance has permanently changed American life on and off the playing field.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of North Carolina Press 2011

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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

Doeden, Matt

Summary: "This book explores controversies in sports, including black boxer Jack Johnson, Jessie Owens in the 1936 Olympics, Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier, Muhammad Ali's refusal to fight in the Vietnam War, #MeToo and the US gymnastics team, and much more"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Millbrook Press 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 306.4 DOE

Steidinger, Joan

Summary: "This book explores three crucial areas in sport that remain huge concerns for women: leadership, money, and media. It examines topics such as the #MeToo movement, pay equity, and the experiences of women of color and LGBTQ athletes. Interviews with prominent female athletes are interwoven throughout to add personal perspectives to the conversation"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield 2020

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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,...

Format: text

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!

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly 2013

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

Summary: Modern society has long believed that women hold up half the sky in terms of equality and progression. So when it comes to the sport of professional cycling, why aren't women receiving half the road? Directed by pro cyclist Kathryn Bertine, HALF THE ROAD explores the world of women's professional cycling, focusing on both the love of sport and the pressing issues of inequality that modern-day...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2013

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