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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
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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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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 |
Agnes was raised in a time of unequal rights for women and she was never typically prim and proper. When her mother sent her to Stanford to become a lady she joined the basketball team. This book describes the events of the first ever woman's college basketball game. The text is exciting because it reads just as a radio reporter would report the game, except with a more personal view from Agnes, of course. Stanford ends up winning the game against Berkeley and everyone is so excited. This book has the purpose of sharing how women's basketball (or potentially sports in general) began. I think that most readers would be interested in this, especially female sports players. I would read this book to students when discussing women's rights and have a whole class discussion comparing and contrasting today's games with the game of this book. ( )
  amoore1 | Nov 21, 2012 |
This book describes the the beginning or womens basketball through the eyes of Agnes Morley. During this time it was unladylike for women to play basketball and even men were not allowed to attend the games as fans. But Agnes followed her passion and did what wasnt normal. I think this would be a great book to share with students to let them know that they can do anything that they put their mind to.
  Tryante | Nov 20, 2012 |
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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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