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Some kids hate being picked last for sports teams. Karen Blumenthal would have been happy to have been picked last -- if it meant that she could play. But like most girls of her generation, she was stuck on the sidelines.

Title IX became law when Ms. Blumenthal was a young teen, and for years it represented a possibility that always seemed just out of reach. That's not so today: Most girls she knows play sports, and their opportunities are genuinely endless. Awed by the changes she has seen, Ms. Blumenthal set out to share the story of this untold social revolution. She spent two years scouring archives, academic works, and newspapers, tracking down participants and star athletes to help her reconstruct what happened.

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“Steve Jobs, He trusted that the dots would connect . He believed the reward is the journey.
He followed his heart. He didn't settle for Okay.
He did what he loved. And if he didn't love what he did, if didn't believe it was a great work, he redid it again and again.
He tried to live each day as though it really matter, even before he had cancer.”
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