You know Megan Rapinoe as an international soccer superstar! She's also a fierce activist, boldly speaking out about issues of equality and justice--from LGBTQ rights to the equal pay movement to Black Lives Matter. In this adaptation for middle school readers of her memoir One Life, get to know Megan: from her childhood in a small California town where she learned to play soccer and how to fight for social justice; through high school, college and beyond; to 2016 when she became the first high-profile white athlete to take a knee in support of Colin Kaepernik, and also suing the United States Soccer Federation along with her teammates over gender discrimination. Using stories from her own life and career, Rapinoe discusses the responsibility we have to speak up. In this edition specifically for young readers, she reveals the impact everyone, even kids, can have on their communities and how kids can get involved in making the world a better place.
Author: Megan Rapinoe
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 8.35h x 5.51w x 1.10d
Audience: Ages 9-12
Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2021
School Library Journal 09/01/2021 pg. 117
Booklist 09/01/2021 pg. 66
About the Author
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 cocaptain of the team since 2018, she was named the Best FIFA Women's Player in 2019, and was awarded the Golden Boot.
Follow her on Instagram @mrapinoe and Twitter @mPinoe.