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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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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 |
Great story and charming pictures! Love it! ( )
  dukefan86 | May 29, 2013 |
Interesting and entertaining story of pioneering female basketball player Agnes Morley. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
I don't really like basketball but I did really enjoy this book. It is the story of the first women's basketball game between UC Berkeley and Stanford. It is told from the perspective of Agnes Morley, a woman from New Mexico who isn't very ladylike. And of course, the book has a small (very small really) Smith College reference, which always makes me happy. ( )
  scote23 | Mar 30, 2013 |
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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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