Megan Rapinoe and Dr. Ibram X. Kendi for ONE LIFE: YOUNG READERS EDITION
Join Olympic gold medalist, two-time Women's World Cup champion, and trailblazing activist Megan Rapinoe in conversation with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi for the virtual launch of the middle grade adaptation of her New York Times bestselling memoir, One Life! Loyalty is super psyched to co-host this exciting event with our bookstore friends Third Place Books and Strand Book Store. This event will be held digitally via Crowdcast. This is a ticketed event and purchase of a book-bundled ticket via Eventbrite from either Loyalty, Third Place, or Strand is required to attend the virtual event.
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Purchase of a book-bundled ticket is required to access this virtual event. Attendees have three "book as ticket" options:
- A ticket bundled with One Life: Young Readers Edition (ages 8-12)
- A ticket bundled with the paperback of One Life: A Memoir (for adults)
- A ticket bundled with both One Life: A Young Readers Edition and One Life: A Memoir
- Book-bundled tickets MUST be purchased via Eventbrite to access this event.
- The first 150 purchases of One Life: Young Readers Edition will include a bookplate signed by Megan Rapinoe.
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- Books will be shipped after ticket sales have closed, after the event takes place.
ABOUT THE BOOK
You know Megan Rapinoe as the international soccer superstar! She’s also a fierce activist, boldly speaking out about issues of equality and justice—from LGBTQ rights to the equal pay movement to Black Lives Matter. Megan makes her story accessible to middle schoolers in One Life: Young Readers Edition while not shying away from the challenges she’s faced in her own life and the unrelenting scrutiny and cowardly attempts of those in power at tearing down her efforts to make the world a more equitable place. Megan’s memoir for adults is also available in paperback on September 7.
Megan Rapinoe’s life has been filled with highs like winning the World Cup and lows, such as the complexities of having a family member struggle with addiction. In ONE LIFE, Rapinoe embarks on a thoughtful and unapologetic discussion of social justice and politics while reflecting on her life: from her childhood in a small town in California where she learned to play soccer and fight for social justice, through high school, college, and beyond.
Using anecdotes from her own life and career, Rapinoe discusses the responsibility we have to speak up, In this edition specifically for young readers, she reveals the impact everyone, even kids, can have on their communities and how kids and adults alike can get involved in making the world a better place.
“Kids can handle the truth,” Rapinoe says, “I hope that by sharing my experiences as a soccer player, as a lesbian, and as a white person who is working with antiracist principles to dismantle inequity that I can share my small slice of truth with them and that it inspires our young people to get out there and do some good.”
This book is perfect for middle school soccer players–and athletes everywhere–to read alongside their parents as their parents, coaches, and other influential adults read Rapinoe's adult book. Rapinoe’s perseverance can inspire all of us to push ourselves in our activism and encourage those who want to learn how to fight for justice in their own lives.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Megan Rapinoe is an American professional soccer player. As a member of the US Women's national soccer team, she helped win the 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup tournaments and a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics. A co-captain of the team since 2018, she was named the Best FIFA Women's Player in 2019, and was awarded the Golden Boot.
ABOUT THE IN CONVERSATION PARTNER
Dr. Ibram X. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, and the founding director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research. He is a
contributing writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News racial justice contributor. Dr. Kendi is the 2020-2021 Frances B. Cashin Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. He is the host of the new action podcast, Be Antiracist. Dr. Kendi is the author of many highly acclaimed books including Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, making him the youngest ever winner of that award. He had also produced five straight #1 New York Times bestsellers, including How to Be an Antiracist, Antiracist Baby, and Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, co-authored by Jason Reynolds. In 2020, Time magazine named Dr. Kendi one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
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