Ex Libris: A Conversation with Sherry Boschert, Author of 37 Words

Join the Center for Women in Law on October 19, 2022, for a discussion with Sherry Boschert, Author of 37 Words: Title IX and Fifty Years of Fighting Sex Discrimination.






About the Book:

Half a century of legal battles and social backlash revolve around a law that girls and women wield to demand fairness in education — a law called Title IX. 37 Words is the first book to tell the complete history of Title IX through the gutsy people behind it, from women denied jobs at the law’s beginnings to students struggling against sexual assault today. Their intersecting narratives offer a timeless playbook for anyone who is horrified by current attacks on women’s rights and is wondering what to do about them.

Publisher: The New Press, April 12, 2022.

Literary Agent: Gail Ross and Dara Kaye at the Ross Yoon Agency.

What people are saying about the book: You can read the latest blurbs and reviews here.

The 37 words: Here are Title IX’s initial 37 words, after which the book and this blog are named:

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance…” – Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972


About the Author:

Sherry Boschert is an award-winning journalist and the author of 37 Words: Title IX and Fifty Years of Fighting Sex Discrimination (The New Press, 2022). Her previous book, Plug-in Hybrids: The Cars That Will Recharge America, helped set the stage for today’s electric vehicles. Among her many honors, she received a Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Professional Journalists for her efforts to promote equity within the news industry. She now lives in New Hampshire after several decades in the San Francisco Bay Area. See more on her blog, also called 37 Words, at sherryboschert.com.

Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn: @sherryboschert

Event series: Ex Libris Series