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January 12, 2011 | $17.95
How Two Teams and One Scrappy Player Put Women's Hoops on the Map
Illustrator(s): Matt Collins
Paperback | Pages: 32
Size: 9-1/2 X 11 | USD: $7.99
Publication Date: May 28, 2019
Age: 6-9 | Guided Reading Level: O
Themes: Sports, Women's History
About the Book
This dynamic picture book about the birth of women’s basketball will keep young readers riveted.
Raised on a cattle ranch, Agnes Morley was sent to Stanford University to learn to be a lady. Yet in no time she exchanged her breeches and spurs for bloomers and a basketball; and in April 1896 she made history. In a heart-pounding game against the University of California at Berkeley, Agnes led her team to victory in the first-ever intercollegiate women’s basketball game, earning national attention and putting women’s basketball on the map.
★★★THE REVIEWS ARE IN!★★★
“Sue Macy’s narrative is accompanied by colorful, bold illustrations, the vivid uniforms pop off the page. . . An extensive author’s note gives additional background information, and a timeline of women’s basketball provides a historical framework. . . . Basketball Belles is a treasure and would be a welcome addition to a school library collection.”
—Library Media Collection