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Basketball Belles: How Two Teams and One Scrappy Player Put Women's Hoops on the Map

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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.

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About the Author:

Sue Macy loves to write about sports and fearless women. Her books have been named ALA Notable Children's Books, ALA Best Books for Young Adults, Booklist Editors' Choices, and New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age.

Product Details

Recommended Age 6 - 9
Author Sue Macy
Illustrator Matt Collins
ISBN 082344175X
Publication Date Apr 1, 2011
Publisher Holiday House
Language English