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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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An adorable book based on the first women's intercollegiate basketball game. A young woman, Agnes Morley, sent to Stanford to become a lady has a different idea of what a lady is then her mother does. She play basketball and she loves it, and today she makes history. The story keeps you on your toes through the grueling first game ever played by women in college. It also includes a nice timeline in the back of the book of the progression of women's basketball. ( )
  MeganSchneider | Jan 18, 2017 |
I am not a huge fan of basketball but I absolutely loved this book. The biography told how one of the first baskeball ball games went like and how the team had won. I would've loved to be cheering at that game as I did for the ones in high school. I am happy that women have the opportunity to do the same sports just like men, and even better. ( )
  lasmith7 | Oct 27, 2016 |
This book is about the history of womens basketball. This book is about women playing basketball which was odd in this time period and looked down upon. Her team won and they were all excited. ( )
  knbenson6584 | Sep 8, 2016 |
This was a cute book that "explained" the way that girls basketball became possible in college. It's really cute with a lot of pictures in it to display what is going on. I think that students would be really intrigued by it. It is historical fiction because it explains something that happened in history, women being able to play college basketball, while still being made up. Media- water color ( )
  rprado14 | Apr 13, 2016 |
"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 |
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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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