Hoop Genius by John Coy
How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball (Carolrhoda Picture Books)

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This book can be a very valuable educational tool for physical education, social studies, and history teachers alike.
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Taking over a rowdy gym class right before winter vacation is not something James Naismith wants to do at all. The last two teachers of this class quit in frustration. The students--a bunch of energetic young men--are bored with all the regular games and activities. Naismith needs something new, exciting, and fast to keep the class happy or someone's going to get hurt. Saving this class is going to take a genius. Discover the true story of how Naismith invented basketball in 1891 at a school in Springfield, Massachusetts.
 

About John Coy

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John Coy is the aware-winning author of picture books (including Night Driving, illustrated by Peter McCarty), young adult novels, and the 4 for 4 middle-grade series. He live in Minneapolis and travels to schools nationaly and internationally. Visit him online at www.johncoy.com.
 
Published November 1, 2013 by Carolrhoda Books. 32 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.
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NY Journal of Books

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Reviewed by Rita Lorraine Hubbard on Jan 01 2013

This book can be a very valuable educational tool for physical education, social studies, and history teachers alike.

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