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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library 921 RAP (Text) 33500013324108 New Checked out 02/11/2021
Detroit Lakes Public Library 921 RAP (Text) 33500013324116 New Checked out 02/11/2021
Warroad Public Library 796.334 RAP (Text) 35500006333221 New Checked out 02/12/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984881168
  • ISBN: 1984881167
  • Physical Description: 224 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2020.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- Introduction: Stand up -- Country life -- Strong women -- Practice -- Brian -- Out -- Down -- Chicago -- The only gay on the team -- The end of the league -- London 2012 -- Olympique Lyonnais -- The fight for equal pay -- Rio -- Kneeling -- Sue -- Deserving -- Forward -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
The Olympic gold medalist and two-time Women's World Cup champion describes her childhood in a conservative California town, her athletic achievements, and her public advocacy of civil rights and urgently needed social change.
Rapinoe was four years old when she kicked her first soccer ball. Her parents encouraged her love for the game, but taught her that winning was much less important than how she lived her life. Here she reflects on the choices she has made, her victories and her failures, and embarks on a thoughtful and candid discussion of her personal journey into social justice. After the 2011 World Cup, discouraged by how few athletes were willing to discuss their sexuality, Rapinoe decided to come out publicly as gay and use her platform to advocate for marriage equality. In 2016 she took a knee during the national anthem to protest racial injustice and police brutality. Rapinoe discusses the obligation we all have to speak up, and the impact each of us can have on our communities. -- adapted from jacket
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 October #1
    *Starred Review* Soccer superstar Megan Rapinoe has left a lasting mark with a professional sports résumé that includes two FIFA World Cup Championships, a gold medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games, and her selection as Sports Illustrated's 2019 Sportsperson of the Year. One Life is an uplifting memoir that spans from her early childhood to the spring of 2020. Rapinoe grew up in a conservative California town surrounded by a large family, including a twin sister, who nurtured her passion for soccer and supported her career as she rose up through the national ranks. As much as sports fans will enjoy career anecdotes, it's her refreshingly frank details of self-discovery as a lesbian that will prove equally inspirational and sure to help break down stereotypes. In 2016, Rapinoe's public life veered in a new direction when she took a knee for the national anthem in solidarity with football's Colin Kaepernick, resulting in public condemnation, even a later Twitter feud with President Trump. She ultimately finds balance as a gay athlete and activist, using her voice and platform to speak out, whether it's fighting gender discrimination or advocating for equal pay and human rights. A compelling testimony for equality in sports with a resounding message of hope.Women in Focus: the 19th in 2020 Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Megan Rapinoe is an American professional soccer player. As a member of the US Women's national soccer team, she helped win the 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup tournaments and a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics. A co-captain of the team since 2018, she was named the Best FIFA Women's Player in 2019, and was awarded the Golden Boot.

Subject: Rapinoe, Megan, 1985-
Women soccer players > United States > Biography.
Soccer players > United States > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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