Can girls play baseball? Or softball, basketball, ice hockey or soccer? Can girl be school crossing guards? Of course they can! But only a few decades ago, opportunities for girls were limited, not because they weren't capable or didn't want to, but because they weren't allowed to. In 1972, Congress passed a law called "Title IX," and changed the lives of American girls. How did it happen? Hundreds of determined lawmakers, teachers, parents, and athletes worked to ensure that the law was passed, protected, and enforced. Again, they met fierce opposition. But as a result of their perseverance, millions of American girls can now play sports. small law made a huge difference. This is a powerful tale of courage and persistence, stories of people who believed that girls could do anything and were willing to fight to prove it.