The Basket Ball

The Basket Ball Cover

The Basket Ball

By Esme Raji Codell; Jennifer Plecas (Illustrator)

ABRAMS, Hardcover, 9781419700071, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2011


Lulu prefers playing basketball to playing with dolls. So when the boys won t let her join their school-yard team, she decides to host a Basket Ball where ball gowns are traded in for sequined basketball jerseys and high-top heels Girls travel from all over the world to attend the ball, shooting hoops, showing off their skills, and forming a league of their own.

Bestselling and award-winning author Esme Raji Codell has crafted an action-packed, slam-dunk picture book that will appeal to girlie girls and sporty girls alike.

The book includes a glossary of basketball terms.

About the Author
Esme Raji Codell is a bestselling author, literacy advocate, and librarian and the founder of the popular children s lit website She lives in Chicago. Jennifer Plecas is the illustrator of "Grandmas Are for Giving Tickles." She lives in Kansas City, Missouri."