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Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented…

by John Coy

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A fun story full of great mustaches. A short story behind the inspiration for one of America's best-loved team sports. Great illustrations and small details make this book memorable.
  cyctorres | Jul 21, 2018 |
For students interested in sports history, this picture book will be sure to entertain and educate about the invention of basketball. John Coy is a well-know sports genre writer, so his narrative nonfiction will not only be engaging but full of gold nuggets. Great for read aloud! ( )
  Melina_Hiatt_Easter | Jul 2, 2015 |
With old fashioned, WPA style art (social realism) and an understated way of telling the story, this is an interesting look at the invention of a sport. I like the strange, elongated figures and the limited color palette, and how some of the story needs to be extrapolated from the pictures.
  Ms.Kunz | Jun 30, 2014 |
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  BRCSBooks | Dec 6, 2013 |
Love this book. Illustrations are fantastic. Spare text is well done. Love it. ( )
  MontLancLibrary | May 8, 2013 |
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Taking over a rowdy gym class right before winter vacation is not something James Naismith wants to do at all. The last two teachers of this class quit in frustration. The students--a bunch of energetic young men--are bored with all the regular games and activities. Naismith needs something new, exciting, and fast to keep the class happy or someone's going to get hurt. Saving this class is going to take a genius. Discover the true story of how Naismith invented basketball in 1891 at a school in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Discover the true story of how Naismith invented basketball in 1891 at a school in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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