Basketball Belles

Basketball Belles

How Two Teams and One Scrappy Player Put Women's Hoops on the Map

By Sue Macy; Matt Collins (Illustrator)

Holiday House, Hardcover, 9780823421633, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 7, 2011

Description
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, bringing national attention to women's basketball.


About the Author
Sue Macy is the acclaimed author of many books for young readers, among them the award-winning "Wheels of" "Change: " "How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom";" Basketball Belles: How Two Teams and One Scrappy Player" "Put Women s Hoops on the Map"; and "Bylines: A Photobiography of Nellie Bly". A former editor at Scholastic, she lives in Englewood, New Jersey.

Matt Collins has illustrated many children's books, including "Basketball Belles" by Sue Macy. His art appears in The New York Times, Scientific American, and other publications. He lives in Wilton, Connecticut.