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Basketball Belles: How Two Teams and One Scrappy Player Put Women's Hoops… (edition 2011)

by Sue Macy, Matt Collins (Illustrator)

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Title:Basketball Belles: How Two Teams and One Scrappy Player Put Women's Hoops on the Map
Authors:Sue Macy
Other authors:Matt Collins (Illustrator)
Info:Holiday House (2011), Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Sports, Non-Fiction, Picture, strong women

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



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"Basketball Belles" is the story of how two colleges but basketball on the map for women.It takes place in 1896 at Stanford where Stanford goes against Berkeley. These are the first two women's collegiate basketball teams ever. It shows how women fought the stigma that women can't play basketball and that it isn't proper. Obviously there's so many more advantages that men have over women but this story really shows how far women's rights have come. ( )
  Paigealyssa | Mar 5, 2016 |
"Basketball Belles" by Sue Macy is the awesome story on how two colleges put basketball on the map for women through out the country. The story takes place in 1896 at the University of Stanford where both Stanford and Berkeley's first women's college teams go head to head on the court. The book brings excitement to the reader by presenting each page on a cliff hanger through out the whole game. The book is almost presented like commentary for any sporting event which leaves the reader only wanting more. The book is written at a 3-6 reading level, but readers of all ages will gain knowledge and enjoyment from reading " Basketball Belles". ( )
  twalsh | Jan 17, 2016 |
Basketball Belles is about Agnes Morley and her determination to play basketball. Agnes is sent to Stanford by her mother to become a lady, but instead is on the school's first-ever women's basketball team. Agnes and her team at Stanford compete against UCLA in the first-ever women's basketball game. This book is great because it showcases a story that not many know about. I had never heard of Agnes Morley prior to reading this book and thought the story about her was interesting. ( )
  mferaci | Feb 8, 2015 |
This is the story of Agnes Morley. She was a basketball player at Stratford University. This was at a time when most woman were not playing sports. They were suppose to be "ladies." Agnes and the other basketball playing woman break the odds and show everyone that women can play ball too.

This is an empowering story of how women can break the barriers. This is a book that can be relatable to girls and boys. It shows girl power but also the sport of basketball for the boys to be entertained. This would be a great book to use while teaching a history lesson about women's rights. The illustrations in this book are wonderful too. They are bright and painted to look realistic. ( )
  ashleyschifano | Oct 23, 2014 |
Stanford vs. Berkley, women's first university basketball game told from the point of view of a rough and tumble tomboy. ( )
  Srwhite | Sep 23, 2014 |
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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.… (more)

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