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No Girls Allowed - cover

No Girls Allowed

Natalie Corbett Sampson

Publisher: Nimbus

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Summary

“A compelling novel based on the true story of 10-year-old Tina Forbes, who in 1977, fought for her right to play on an all-boys hockey team.” —The Globe and Mail   It’s 1977, and 10-year-old Tina couldn’t be happier about her life. Not because she just moved to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, but because she’s finally old enough to make her dream come true: she can play on a real hockey team. But when she tries to join the league, she learns that girls aren’t allowed to play on the boys’ team—and there’s no team for girls.   Despite jeers from classmates and cruelty from some of the town’s adults, Tina is determined to play. She wants it more than anything. With the help of her family, Tina takes her fight to the Human Rights Commission. She’s allowed to play on a team while her case goes through court, but though she’s the best skater on the ice, even some of her teammates think she shouldn’t be there. From facing down angry coaches to testifying on the stand, Tina does everything for one big goal: to play real hockey.   Based on an inspiring true story, No Girls Allowed is a journey of passion, determination, and sheer love of the game.   “This book tells an empowering story for young women, athletes or otherwise. It is a story about fighting for one’s rights, a message of enduring importance as women continue to strive for equality.” —Atlantic Books Today    “Emotional and tense, this is a classic underdog story for any sports fan, but especially empowering to young women, whether they’re aspiring athletes or not.” —Our Children Magazine
Available since: 02/28/2020.
Print length: 228 pages.

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