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Macy, Sue.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2016
IL K-3, RL 3.3

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

When Mary Garber was born in 1916, girls did not play many sports; it was not considered “lady like.” Mary grew up loving sports of all kinds in spite of the fact that there were few women athletes as role models. Mary was able to turn her love of sports and her love of reporting into a ground-breaking career as a sportswriter. Her career lasted over fifty years. She finally stopped writing about sports when she was 86 years old! Not only did Mary serve as an inspiration to other women who wanted to be sports reporters, she did what she could to help break down racial barriers by reporting on black athletes just as she reported on white ones. Mary helped to change the world of sports reporting by following her dream with determination and goodwill.
(annotated by Martha Lambertsen Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award 2017-2018 )

Booktalk #2

Petite Mary Garber brought a big revolution to the world of sports reporting in the 1940s. Against many odds, she devoted her life to equality in sportswriting. (Connecticut Nutmeg Book Award nominee, 2018)

SUBJECTS:     Garber, Mary, 1916-2008.
                        Women -- Biography.

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