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Hoop Queens by Charles R. Smith Jr.
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Hoop Queens

by Charles R. Smith Jr.

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This book is wonderful to incorporate in the classroom when studying poetry and onamonapia. Students will enjoy reading about their favorite female basketball players and looking at real pictures of them.
  mercedesromero | Oct 1, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763635618, Paperback)

"Young basketball fans will have a hard time keeping still. . . . A great choice to energize poetry units." — BOOKLIST

Margo Dydek, Ticha Penicheiro, Chamique Holdsclaw . . . these are just three of the twelve women profiled in a dynamic group of poems honoring some of the best female players in professional basketball. With action photographs and kinetic lyrics illustrating each player’s style, HOOP QUEENS will grab the attention of any kid who loves basketball — and score a slam-dunk with teachers of poetry.

An International Reading Association Children’s Choice

A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age

A Chicago Public Library Best Book

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A collection of twelve poems that celebrate contemporary women basketball stars, including Yolanda Griffith, Chamique Holdsclaw, and Natalie Williams.

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