An Equal Shot: How the Law Title IX Changed America

by Helaine Becker (Author) Dow Phumiruk (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

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. Told in simple, commanding prose, An Equal Shot celebrates the power of words to defend and unite vulnerable people.

Christy Ottaviano Books

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Both an easy-to-read introduction and a powerful reminder that we must always fight for equality.
Helaine Becker

Helaine Becker is the author of many books for young readers, including the bestselling Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13, which was named an NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book, an NCTM Mathical Honor Book, an NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book, among other honors. She lives in Toronto, Canada.

Dow Phumiruk is the award-winning illustrator of Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 and Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines. A general pediatrician with a passion for art, Dow lives in Colorado with her family.

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Henry Holt & Company
Publication date
February 20, 2021
BISAC categories
JNF025210 - Juvenile Nonfiction | History | United States/20th Century
JNF007120 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Women
JNF043000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Social Science | Politics & Government
Library of Congress categories
United States
Law and legislation
Sex discrimination against women
Sex discrimination in education
Educational equalization

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