YES, THE US WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM IS DOMINANT. THAT’S BECAUSE MOST OF THE WORLD IS PLAYING CATCH-UP.
“You have to imagine a time when there were just essentially no team sports for girls,” said Karen Blumenthal, author of the book “: The Law That Changed the Future of Girls in America.” “From my perspective as someone who was a teenager in the ’70s … this was just a huge change in the world.”
Though the law was signed in 1972, it still took years for many schools and universities to fully comply, Blumenthal says. But as more did, this spurred athletics participation among women and girls, as more and more high schools and colleges added soccer programs.
For women’s soccer in particular, this triggered explosive growth.
TRIUMPH WITHOUT BEING MEAN: 3 KIDS’ BOOKS SHOW HOW
Fleischman’s collage of a story pays tribute to the differences but finds the common thread in all of them, as the smallest and most vulnerable triumph because of their inner strength, whether their goal is to feed a hungry family, win favor with parents, or rule a kingdom. As the story goes, “That speck of a lad? He became king.”
COVER REVEAL: MILDRED D. TAYLOR BIDS FAREWELL TO THE LOGANS
Viking has announced the January 2020 publication of All the Days Past, All the Days to Come, the fifth and final novel in Mildred D. Taylor’s Logan Family saga, whose cover is revealed here for the first time. The sequence, which centers on this African-American Mississippi family and chronicles the civil rights movement, began in 1975 with Song of the Trees, a novella illustrated by Jerry Pinkney, and continued with the Newbery-winning Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (1976), Let the Circle BeUnbroken (1981), The Road to Memphis(1990), and a prequel, The Land (2001).
AT YOUR LIBRARY: PROGRAM EXPLORES HISTORY OF JUNETEENTH
On June 19, 1865, Gen. Gordon Granger, commander of the Union troops occupying Texas and Oklahoma, rode into Galveston, Texas, and announced that slaves were now free two months after the end of the Civil War. The liberated slaves responded to this announcement with a spontaneous festival of freedom. This festival was celebrated each year, spreading across the nation as the freed former slaves and their descendants migrated to other states, becoming known as Juneteenth.
Of special note, consider checking out “Juneteenth Jamboree″ by local author Carole Boston Weatherford.
FROM BOURBON STREET TO BROOKLYN: CELEBRATING BLACK MUSIC
Poet and children’s book author Carole Boston Weatherford joins the conversation to share her career’s work of educating youth about African American musical icons.
LOCAL AUTHOR, ILLUSTRATOR TO SPEAK AT TOADSTOOL
Author and illustrator Lita Judge has a new picture book, “Homes In The Wild,” and a new board book, “Born In The Wild,” both scheduled for release by Roaring Brook Press on June 18…..
Every baby animal has a home, but all homes, regardless of where they are or how they’re built, serve the same purpose – providing shelter where a baby can eat, sleep, learn, and stay safe while growing up. “Homes in the Wild” was selected as an Amazon Best Book of the Month for June, in the category of Children’s Nonfiction.
RECOMMENDED READING FROM CENTRAL OREGON LIBRARIANS
From her dreams in the poem “Time Travel” to love in “Not Like Romeo and Juliet,” Engle’s beautiful poems describe her hopes and struggles from the late 1960s to early 1970s. Readers will be captivated by her personal stories, connections with family and search for love.