Friday, July 29, 2016

Free Book Friday: LGBTQ+ Athletes Claim the Field

Happy Free Book Friday! First, congratulations to Jenni Elyse (@jenni_elyse), who's won The Immortal ThroneJenni, please send your address to publicity@lernerbooks.com so we can get your book in the mail.

Today we're giving away a copy of the LGBTQ+ Athletes Claim the Field: Striving for Equality by Kirstin Cronn-Mills and Alex Jackson Nelson.


In 2015, the world watched as soccer star Abby Wambach kissed her wife after the US women's World Cup victory. Milwaukee Brewers' minor league first baseman David Denson came out as gay. And Caitlyn (born Bruce) Jenner, an Olympic decathlete, came out as transgender. 

It hasn't always been this way. Many great athletes have stayed in the closet their whole lives, or at least until retirement. Social attitudes, institutional policies, and laws are slow to change, but they are catching up. Together, athletes, families, educators, allies, and fans are pushing for competitive equity so that every athlete, regardless of identity, can have the opportunity to play at their very best.  

If you'd like a chance to win LGBTQ+ Athletes Claim the Field, please leave a comment on this post or send an email to publicity@lernerbooks.com that includes your first and last name. Or tweet this line: 

Free Book Friday! Tweet to win LGBTQ+ ATHLETES CLAIM THE FIELD from  @LernerBooks. bit.ly/1OrSN 

US entries only, please. We'll announce the winner on the blog on Friday, August 5. Good luck!

1 comment:

  1. I would love for my library to have more inclusive LGBTQ books in the collection!

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