One Life: Young Readers Edition

Rapinoe, M.
Soccer superstar Megan Rapinoe decided to use her platform and reach to stand up for her beliefs and become an activist against oppression and social injustice. As she excels in her soccer career, Megan comes out as LGBTQ+ and shines a light on the injustices within the soccer world. Using her power and influence, she stands up for herself and also against racism. Pictures from her childhood and details about the leagues, games, and tournaments provide context for readers and may encourage soccer fans to connect to the story. Her biography challenges readers to stand up for their beliefs and help make the world a better place. In an intermediate classroom, the book may be particularly interesting to students who love soccer and may also segue into research opportunities about other young activists.
LGBTQ, Novel
English Language Arts
  • 5-7

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