Helaine Becker'sAn 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 youCounting on Katherineand told in simple, commanding prose,An Equal Shotcelebrates the power of words to defend and unite vulnerable people.
Christy Ottaviano Books
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. artbydow.com"
"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