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A Greater Goal

The epic battle for EQUAL PAY in women's soccer -- and beyond

Just in time for the 2024 Olympics!
Read the riveting true story of how the
U.S. Women's National Team
battled for victory on the soccer field
and equality in their paychecks.

Equal means equal. 

The U.S. Women’s National Team had been ranked number one in the world for ten of the last eleven years. They had triumphed in three of the last seven World Cups and had taken home gold in four of the last six Olympics. The team broke records for goals scored, viewership, and even the number of team jerseys sold to fans. Yet the widely popular team and its elite athletes were underpaid and underpromoted compared to the players on the U.S. men’s national soccer team. In a world where women consistently earn approximately seventy-seven cents on the dollar for the same work as men, these soccer players decided to take a stand.

Part action-packed sports saga, part legal thriller, and part call to arms, A Greater Goal tells the stirring, infuriating, and inspiring true story of a band of America’s most admired and accomplished female athletes and their fight for equal pay, equal support, and respect.

Join award-winning author Elizabeth Rusch on a riveting ride through the surprising twists and turns in this landmark legal and public battle—brought to life using court filings, depositions and exhibits, media coverage, key matches, and interviews with the players. A Greater Goal is a gripping read for sports fans of all ages, and anyone interested in social justice, gender equality, and the profound power of the legal system to spur change.

July 2024
Young Adult nonfiction

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Junior Library Guild
Gold Standard Selection

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