Basketball Belles by Sue Macy
How Two Teams and One Scrappy Player Put Women's Hoops on the Map

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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 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, earning national attention and putting women s basketball on the map.
 

About Sue Macy

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Sue Macy is the award-winning author of "Bull's-Eye: A Photobiography of Annie Oakley; Winning Ways: A Photohistory of American Women in Sports; A Whole New Ball Game: The Story of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League;" and "Freeze Frame: A Photographic History of the Winter Olympics." She lives in Englewood, NJ.
 
Published April 1, 2011 by Holiday House. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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In 1896, a historic basketball game was played between the University of California at Berkeley and Stanford University.

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In this rousing picture book, Macy and Collins take readers to the (very) early days of women's basketball through the eyes of Agnes Morley, who offers a play-by-play account of an 1896 game between Stanford and Berkeley—the first ever between two women's basketball teams.

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