I am delighted to report that, after the efforts of myself and several other bloggers/tweeters (Kate Messner, Caroline Carlson, et. al.), ALA as released an additional list of 2014 sports books with female protagonists.
It is a credit to ALA Booklist’s senior editor, Daniel Kraus, that such a timely and thoughtful response was swiftly generated. I only wish they’d thought to include “the girls” the first time around.
But everyone makes mistakes and ALA’s response is heartening. Here’s hoping this can be a tool for generating wider and deeper conversations about gender and identity in our culture. Thanks to everyone.
– ❤ The Loudmouth