More Than a Game
Race, Gender, and Politics in Sports
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.
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Feminism, Diverse Books: LGBTQIA+, Diverse Books: #MeToo, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity, Sports|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||64|
|Text Type||Narrative Nonfiction|
|BISACS||JNF054000, JNF053140, JNF023000|
|Graphics||1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations|
|Dimensions||9 x 9|
|ATOS Reading Level||6.9|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||503914|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||2.0|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Teaching Guides, and eSource|
Author: Matt Doeden
Matt Doeden began his career as a sports writer. Since then, he's spent more than a decade writing and editing children's nonfiction. Matt lives in Minnesota with his family.
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