The Basket Ball by Esme Raji Codell

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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 Esmé 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 Esme Raji Codell

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Esmé Raji Codell is an author, educator, librarian, and literacy advocate. She has taught in the Chicago Public Schools and runs a popular website about books and reading at Esmé Raji Codell lives with her family in Chicago, Illinois.
Published September 11, 2014 by Abrams Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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/ ‘We’d knock you down, and doctor’s bills / Are dreadfully expensive.’ ” Undaunted, Lulu decides to create her own team, sending out invitations to girls far and wide for an event she terms the “Basket Ball.” Girls bound in from around the globe and astound Lulu with their basketball skills.

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"Lulu messed with makeup./ Lulu played with dolls./ But most of all, our Lulu liked to shoot her basketballs."

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