Girls with Guts: The Road to Breaking Barriers and Bashing Records


No chasing! No stretching or straining! And never, ever sweat. These were the rules girls were forced to play by until Title IX passed in 1972. And it was a game-changer.

A celebration of the strength, endurance, and athleticism of women and girls throughout the ages, Girls with Guts keeps score with examples of women athletes from the late 1800s up through the 1970s, sharing how women refused to take no for an answer, and how finally, they pushed for a law to protect their right to play, compete, and be athletes..

Written by Debbie Gonzales

illustrated by rebecca gibbon

published by Charlesbridge publishing

A Junior Library Guild selection for 2019