Breaking Through: How Female Athletes Shattered Stereotypes in the Roaring Twenties

Award-winning author Sue Macy offers a fresh and timely account of women in sports in the 1920s, and how their determination, talent, and defiance in the face of criticism promoted women's rights, redefined femininity, and changed the course of history.

Macy offers a rare and fascinating glimpse into the journey of women's rights through the lens of women in sports during the pivotal decade of the 1920s. With elegant prose, poignant wit, and fascinating primary sources, Macy explores the many hurdles presented to female athletes as they stormed the field, stepped up to bat, and won the right to compete in sports. Featuring bold and talented heroines, this book documents how the social issues and morals of the decade--from politics to segregation to the media--helped shape the changing narratives around women and alter the course of history entirely. It is a fascinating window into a rich and seldom explored history, and also a topical reminder of the many discussions surrounding femininity and the role of women that continue today.
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published on February 4, 2020 by National Geographic Children's Books
ISBN-10: 1426336764
ISBN-13: 9781426336768
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  • Busy guyFriday, February 7, 2020 at 9:39 pm
    #Girlpower.Go girls and break through. This book will inspire you to stand high and achieve your dreams.go girls and prove that you can change the whole world.🤗👩
    • wolfdog
      wolfdogWednesday, February 26, 2020 at 8:08 am
      I don't really appreciate how they make a big deal of a woman being the first.. what about the first person to actually CHANGE something?