BREAK POINT event at Stillwater Public Library with Sheri and Peggy Brenden

Sheri Brenden will join the Stillwater Public Library on Monday, November 14, to discuss her new book, BREAK POINT, alongside Peggy Brenden.
  • BREAK POINT event at Stillwater Public Library with Sheri and Peggy Brenden
  • 2022-11-14T18:00:00-06:00
  • 2022-11-14T19:00:00-06:00
  • Sheri Brenden will join the Stillwater Public Library on Monday, November 14, to discuss her new book, BREAK POINT, alongside Peggy Brenden.
When Nov 14, 2022
from 18:00 PM to 19:00 PM
Where Stillwater Public Library Margaret Rivers Room, 224 3rd St N, Stillwater, MN 55082
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How two teenage girls in Minnesota jump-started a revolution in high school athletics

Sheri Brenden will join the Stillwater Public Library on Monday, November 14, at 6:00 p.m. to discuss her new book, Break Point: Two Minnesota Athletes and the Road to Title IX, alongside Peggy Brenden, the author's sister and one of the book's subjects. 

This event is free and open to the public. 

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