Jen Bryant Books ;
Fall Down Seven Times, Stand Up Eight:
Patsy Takemoto Mink and the Fight for Title IX
written by Jen Bryant
illustrated by Toshiki Nakamura
Quill Tree Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, January 25, 2022
ISBN 9780062957221, hardcover $17.99, 48 pages
ages 4 and up
Readers of all ages will be enthralled by this inspiring biography of Patsy Takemoto Mink, the first Asian American woman elected to Congress.
At an early age, Patsy Takemoto Mink learned that working toward a goal could come with challenges. But she never gave up. As the Japanese proverb says, fall down seven times, stand up eight. That spirit helped Patsy throughout her life. She wanted to become a doctor, but medical schools refused to admit her because of her gender. So … Patsy carved her own path. She went to law school, ran for a seat in the United States Congress, and helped create Title IX, the law that requires federally funded schools to treat boys and girls equally. Although many people tried to knock her down, Patsy always got up again. She was a historic trailblazer who championed equal rights and helped create a better future for all Americans.
Resources
Patsy Takemoto Mink Educational Foundation
for Low-Income Women and Children
Patsy T. Mink at U.S. House of Representative Archives
U.S. Dept. of Education Page for Title IX
1974 Video Interview of Congresswomen Patsy T. Mink
and Martha Griffiths (Nat’l Archives and Records Admin.)
Fall Down Seven Times, Stand Up Eight
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