More than a game : race, gender, and politics in sports
by Doeden, Matt,
|Format:||Print Book 2020|
|Availability:||Available at 9 Libraries 9 of 9 copies|
Sports has never been only about what takes place on the playing field. Author and sports fan Matt Doeden explores past and current controversies including black boxer Jack Johnson's fight with the "Great White Hope" Tommy Burns, Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier, Muhammad Ali's refusal to fight in the Vietnam War, Colin Kaepernick's protests, #MeToo and the US gymnastics team, and much more. Doeden weaves in information about Jim Crow, the Civil Rights Movement, Black Lives Matter, and other essential background young readers will need. This book is sure to engage everyone interested in sports, history, and civil rights.
ContentsTaking a knee
From the great white hope to black lives matter: sports and race
Equal rights, equal opportunities: gender and sexuality in sports
Patriotism and protest: sports and war
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
Racism in sports
-- United States
-- Juvenile literature.
Sex discrimination in sports -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Sports and state -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Discrimination in sports.
Sports and state.
|Publisher|| Minneapolis :Millbrook Press,2020
Age 10-18, Grade 7-8.
64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (page 62) and index.