An Equal Shot
How the Law Title IX Changed America
"The book we needed right now." —Betsy Bird, A Fuse #8 Production
Helaine Becker's An Equal Shot is a nonfiction picture book introduction to the history and importance of Title IX as civil rights legislature, featuring illustrations by Dow Phumiruk.
You’ve likely heard of the law Title IX. It protects the equal rights of students, athletes, and professionals in America regardless of gender. But do you know about the women who fought to enact this new law?
Here is the rousing account of how Title IX was shaped at the hands of brave politicians who took risks to secure women’s dreams and their futures under the Constitution. From the creative team that brought you Counting on Katherine and told in simple, commanding prose, An Equal Shot celebrates the power of words to defend and unite vulnerable people.
Christy Ottaviano Books
Praise For An Equal Shot: How the Law Title IX Changed America…
A 2022 Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List Selection
"Provides a look at the fundamental nature of the law. The back matter features additional information, including portraits of the heroes in Congress who fought for the passage of Title IX, details regarding the progress made and the work to be done for full equality, and resources for further exploration. A recommended addition that expands awareness of the full impact of Title IX." —School Library Journal
"Becker ably explains to readers that Title IX is about more than just giving girls and women the ability to play sports. . .Both an easy-to-read introduction and a powerful reminder that we must always fight for equality." —Kirkus Reviews
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9781250241955, 40pp.
Publication Date: February 23, 2021
About the Author
Helaine Becker is an award-winning children's book author. She also writes for children's magazines and kid's television shows, including four seasons of "Dr. Greenie's Mad Lab", a segment on the environmental show Planet Echo airing on Canada's APTN.
Her books include Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13, Stress Less: Tips and Tools to Help You Chill, and Sloth at the Zoom.
Dow Phumiruk is the award-winning illustrator of Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo13, which won the Bank Street Cook Prize and was named an NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book as well as an NCTM Mathical Honor Book, among many other honors; An Equal Shot: How the Law Title IX Changed America; and Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines, which was an Amazon Best Book of the Year and an NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People. A general pediatrician with a passion for art, Dow lives in Colorado with her family.