Michigan vs. the Boys

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Kids Can Press
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5.9 X 8.5 X 1.1 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Carrie S. Allen grew up in the Colorado mountains, at 10 000 feet elevation. She worked as a certified athletic trainer, first in a high school, and then in collegiate sports medicine. She lives in Colorado Springs with her husband, kids and dogs. When she's not acting as an unpaid chauffeur, she writes about athletes. Not female athletes, but athletes who happen to be female.


Michigan vs. the Boys is a mature exploration --- with no sugarcoating --- of some of the struggles a female goes through playing male-dominated sports. A must-read for those who want to break down barriers in sport.--Cassie Campbell-Pascall, the only Canadian Captain, male or female, to lead two Olympic hockey teams
Michigan vs. The Boys is a powerful story about a girl who's strong enough to play the game, and, more importantly, do the hard thing and stand up for what's right.--Sara Biren, author of Cold Day in the Sun
... an exhilarating run, as debut author Allen creates a wonderfully authentic hockey world.--Kirkus Reviews
The book's power comes from highlighting the pain and abuse that barrier-breaking women endure in a male-driven field ...--Booklist
Carrie Allen achieves the hat trick in her debut novel, scoring with a humorous and heartfelt writing style, a tough-as-nails heroine any reader would be proud to champion, and a solidly-constructed story that honestly examines the costs and benefits of taking a stand. A much 'bigger' book than I expected going in, this is a must-read for all adolescents - not just hockey fans - about navigating difficult choices in life and deciding when enough is enough. Bonus points for a super sweet romance that proves nice guys don't always finish last!--Karole Cozzo, author of How to Say I Love You Out Loud
This timely sports story is an uncomfortable read but a necessary one ...--School Library Journal
Michigan's battle is universal as well as personal, and its empowering message is one that speaks to any girl trying to prove that, yes, indeed, girls can.--CM Magazine
... an excellent read for high school students and young adults, regardless of gender.--ABQLA