This dynamic picture book about the birth of women's basketball will keep young readers riveted. 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 heartpounding 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.
About the Author
Sue Macy loves to write about sports and fearless women. Her books have been named ALA Notable Children's Books and Best Books for Young Adults, Booklist Editor's Choices, and New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age. She lives in Englewood, New Jersey. Visit her online at www.suemacy.com.
Matt Collins has illustrated numerous books for children. His art has also appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Sports Illustrated for Kids. His website is www.mattcollins.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A nice choice for women's history units, this book centers around the first women's intercollegiate basketball game. The narrative and illustrations put the reader right in the center of the action, and an author's note and timeline give more information about the history and development of women's basketball.
Very interesting biographical history of of the first women's intercollegiate basketball game. Girls especially will appreciate the great accomplishments of Miss Agnes Morley along with other fellow basketball players of their time.
Chronicles the story of the first intercollegiate women's basketball game from the point of view of Agnes Morley, a Stanford guard. The game was played between Stanford University and University of California Berkeley in San Francisco, 1896. The wonderful full-color illustrations are full of action and emotion and keep the momentum of the text moving at a heart pounding pace.