Tucson Festival of Books

Forging New Paths

Breaking the glass ceiling and forging a new path takes many forms, whether it be a poor, stuttering Black youth finding success, a journalist speaking truth to the power, or a young female athlete challenging the unequal system of high school athletics.

Sheri Brenden

Sheri Brenden tapped into her experience as a reporter, magazine writer and research librarian as well as her vantage point as a little sister to tell the story of a 1972 landmark federal case that jump started girls’ athletics....

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Jemele Hill

Jemele Hill is the Emmy Award–winning former cohost of ESPN’s SportsCenter and 2018 NABJ Journalist of the Year. Hill is a contributing writer for the Atlantic, where she covers the intersection of sports, race, politics, and culture....

Jeff Pearlman

Jeff Pearlman is the New York Times bestselling of 10 books. He's a former Sports Illustrated senior writer, a former ESPN columnist, former Athletic columnist and former food and fashion writer for the Tennessean....

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Break Point
Two Minnesota Athletes and the Road to Title IX
Sheri Brenden
University of Minnesota Press
December 2022
ISBN 9781517914585
200 pages
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A Memoir
Jemele Hill
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Henry Holt and Company
October 2022
ISBN 9781250624376
256 pages

The Last Folk Hero
The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson
Jeff Pearlman
HarperCollins Publishers
October 2022
ISBN 9780358437673
480 pages
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