The purpose of Title IX legislation, passed 50 years ago this month, is to protect against sex-based discrimination in education programs that receive federal funding. The law has affected the opportunities of girls and women in many ways—notably leading to a huge increase in girls playing sports. Participation in sports can have more than just physical and health benefits, but leads to greater confidence and self-esteem.
In honor of Title IX's anniversary, we are sharing kids books about the many women who have broken barriers and achieved greatness in the sports arena both before and after the law's enactment. We've also included a few books specifically about Title IX to help kids understand what this law means and who fought to make it a reality.
Summaries provided via NYPL’s catalog, which draws from multiple sources. Click through to each book’s title for more.