The Basket Ball (Hardcover)

By Esme Raji Codell, Jennifer Plecas (Illustrator)

ABRAMS, 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.