BREAK POINT launch event with the UMN Tucker Center and Sheri and Peggy Brenden

Sheri Brenden, author of BREAK POINT, and Peggy Brenden, central figure in the book, will join the Tucker Center for a launch event on Tuesday, January 24.
When Jan 24, 2023
from 18:00 PM to 19:00 PM
Where Hopkins High School Little Theater 2400 Lindbergh Dr Minnetonka, MN 55305
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How two teenage girls in Minnesota jump-started a revolution in high school athletics

Sheri and Peggy Brenden will join the Tucker Center at the University of Minnesota on Tuesday, January 24 at 6:00 p.m. for the launch of Sheri's new book Break Point: Two Minnesota Athletes and the Road to Title IXCream and Amber will be selling copies of the book at the event.

This event will take place at the Little Theater at Hopkins High School. Please enter the school through Door A. 

Break Point tells the story of how two Minnesota teenagers took on the unequal system of high school athletics, setting a legal precedent for schools nationwide before the passage of Title IX. This scrupulously reported book is at heart the story of the girls whose pluck and determination—and heartache—led to a victory much greater than any high school championship.

"This engaging and meticulously researched book gives readers insight into a crucial milestone in the history of women’s sports: a 1972 federal court decision that changed the lives of two Minnesota high-school girls and paved the way for future generations to fully participate in sports. Those two young women, Peg Brenden and Toni St. Pierre, believed they shouldn’t have to sit on the sidelines, and they challenged the naysayers and courageously fought for gender equity across the sports world. We are forever in their debt."—Mary Jo Kane, director emerita, Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, University of Minnesota

"Wonderfully readable and engaging, Break Point brings Peggy Brenden and Toni St. Pierre to life, showing how personal Brenden v. ISD 742 was. The court’s decision changed lives, and we should never forget the stories of the young women who had the courage to stand and fight for their opportunity to play high school sports."—Sarah K. Fields, author of Game Faces: Sport Celebrity and the Laws of Reputation