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More than a game : race, gender, and politics in sports /

by Doeden, Matt [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, [2020]Description: pages cm.ISBN: 9781541540941 : LIB; 1541540948 : LIB.Subject(s): Racism in sports -- United States -- Juvenile literature | Sex discrimination in sports -- United States -- Juvenile literature | Sports and state -- United States -- Juvenile literature
Contents:
Taking a knee -- Sports and race: from the great white hope to white house snubs -- Equal rights, equal opportunities: sexual identity in sports -- Patriotism and protest: sports and war -- Sports culture.
Summary: "This book explores controversies in sports, including black boxer Jack Johnson, Jessie Owens in the 1936 Olympics, Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier, Muhammad Ali's refusal to fight in the Vietnam War, #MeToo and the US gymnastics team, and much more"-- Provided by publisher.
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<p>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.</p>

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Taking a knee -- Sports and race: from the great white hope to white house snubs -- Equal rights, equal opportunities: sexual identity in sports -- Patriotism and protest: sports and war -- Sports culture.

"This book explores controversies in sports, including black boxer Jack Johnson, Jessie Owens in the 1936 Olympics, Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier, Muhammad Ali's refusal to fight in the Vietnam War, #MeToo and the US gymnastics team, and much more"-- Provided by publisher.

Age 10-18.

Grade 7-8.

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