Twins Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando started playing ice hockey with their four older brothers and their friends on a frozen pond next to their home in North Dakota. No girls hockey teams, no problem―they just played on boys teams.
They went on to win six World Championships and played in three Olympics, winning two silver medals and ultimately a gold medal in South Korea in 2018 for the USA Women’s National Team.
They did not allow roadblocks and discrimination deter them from taking on their governing bodyUSA Hockeythreatening to boycott the 2017 World Championships and jeopardizing their ability to compete in the 2018 Olympics unless their gender equity issues were addressed. The success of Monique, Jocelyne, and their team thrust them into the center of the struggle for gender equity, for women in hockey and in sports in general, as well as in society at large.
In Dare to Make History, the Lamoureux twins chronicle their journey to the pinnacle of their sport, their efforts along with almost 150 other hockey players to start a new professional women’s hockey league, their training to come back and make another national team after giving birth, their tireless efforts to advance the interests of disadvantaged communities in closing the digital divide, and their ongoing contributions as role models championing the dreams of future generations of girls in sports, education, and the workplace.
This is not a hockey book. It is not a girls book. It is a book about the importance of the fight for equity, particularly gender equity. It is the inspirational story of how two young women from a small town in North Dakota have dreamed bighad the courage to take on huge battlesand in the end how they have dared to make history.
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|Publisher:||Radius Book Group|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)|
|Age Range:||10 Years|
About the Author
Monique and Jocelyne are much more than world-class athletes, though. They were raised to be difference makers. Before the 2017 world championships, the Lamoureux twins and their team put their gold medal hopes at risk by taking on their governing body by championing the cause of gender equity for themselves and for the next generation of female hockey players.
After the 2018 Olympics, they became mothers within six weeks of each other and now share a new bond of motherhood and a brand new motivation to continue their hockey careers.
Both women are dedicated to leveling the playing field for young girls and women, whether in sports, the workplace, or life. They both reside in Grand Forks, North Dakota, with their husbands and sons.
Table of Contents
Foreword Mika Brzezinski 1
Introduction: Making the Team 5
Part 1 The Dream 13
1 It Begins With a Dream 15
2 You Have to Swim the Laps 21
3 The Path to Winning 25
4 Playing Against Boys 31
5 Setting Priorities: Family, Hockey, and School 37
6 Nothing Less Than Our Best 43
7 Just the Start 49
8 Teamwork 55
9 Perspective 59
10 Graduation 67
Part 2 Team USA 73
11 One Is Better Than None 75
12 The Spin Move of All Time 81
13 Vancouver 2010 85
14 Starting Over 91
15 Heart and Character 99
16 Triple Overtime 105
17 Sochi 113
Part 3 The Battle for Equity and Gold 121
18 A Recipe for Success 123
19 Inequities-Time to Make a Statement 127
20 They All Wanted to Help 133
21 One Group, One Voice, Unbreakable 141
22 Be Bold for Change 147
23 Dare to Make History 155
24 Perfect Timing 161
25 Even Stronger 165
26 Pyeongchang 175
27 Gold 179
Part 4 Bigger Than Us 191
28 Almost Famous 193
29 Playing For Two 199
30 Cheer For the One Behind 205
31 Bigger Than Us 213
Letters of Change 220