Girls Play to Win Basketball

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She jukes, she dribbles, she drives the lane for the lay-up!

Women's basketball is emerging as one of the world's most exciting sports. From colleges in the United States to the Olympics to professional leagues around the world, thousands of people come to cheer on their favorite team. But you don't need thousands of fans to enjoy basketball. All you need is a ball and a basket. Grab your gear. We've got next!

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Overview

She jukes, she dribbles, she drives the lane for the lay-up!

Women's basketball is emerging as one of the world's most exciting sports. From colleges in the United States to the Olympics to professional leagues around the world, thousands of people come to cheer on their favorite team. But you don't need thousands of fans to enjoy basketball. All you need is a ball and a basket. Grab your gear. We've got next!

Girls Play to Win highlights the trials and triumphs of women in sports. Topics include the sport's history, rules, equipment, and key training skills. Enthusiasts will also learn more about the personalities and game-changers that contributed to their sport's development. Filled with fantastic action photos, this series gives young women the information they need to take their game to the next level.

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Children's Literature - Stephanie R. Pearmain
This is another great installment of the "Girls Play to Win" series. Chapter one gives an overview of basketball rules and a description of terms. Chapter two explores the history of basketball from 1891 when Dr. James Naismith created the new game "basket ball." A year later Senda Berenson, a gymnastics and physical education teacher at Smith College, read an article Naismith wrote about the game and adapted it for her women athletes. Many of her changes were kept and became the rules of the game. The next two chapters discuss basketball's evolution into a national sport, college basketball, and the benefits female athletes have received since the passing of Title IX in 1972. The remaining chapters discuss the stars of the sport through the years, national and international victories, and the Women's National Basketball Association. The end of the book includes a glossary, book and website resources for further research and an index. This is a great book with a lot of information and interesting facts about basketball and the women who have contributed to the sport on all levels. Reviewer: Stephanie R. Pearmain
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599533889
  • Publisher: Norwood House Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2010
  • Series: Girls Play to Win Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,432,812
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 960L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Playing the Game 4

Chapter 2 The Early Days 18

Chapter 3 Going National 26

Chapter 4 Marching to the Front 34

Chapter 5 On Top of the Game 46

Glossary 58

For More Information 60

Index 62

Places to Visit 64

About the Author and Content Consultant 64

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