Nomination: Basketball Belles

Macy, Sue.  Basketball Belles: how two teams and one scrappy player put women’s hoops on the map. Illustrated by Matt Collins. 2011. Unpaged. Holiday House, $16.95. (978-0-8234-2163-3)  Gr. 1-4. (mmc)

Agnes Morley, daughter of cattle ranchers and no “girly-girl”, plays rear guard for Stanford University’s women’s basketball team.  Her fictionalized account of the first-ever women’s college basketball game on April 4, 1896 sets in motion a timeline of women’s participation in the sport, up to the creation of the WNBA in 1997.


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