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Professional basketball isn't just for guys anymore - women's pro basketball
"has taken off like a rocket" (The New York Times). Shooting Stars introduces
young fans to the history of the women's game from its inception to the present
day. It chronicles the gold-medal victory of the American women's basketball
team at the '96 Olympics, then follows the team players (including Rebecca
Lobo, Lisa Leslie, Sheryl Swoops, Nikki McCray, and Dawn Stanley) into the
newly created Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) and American
Basketball League (ABL), where they now face each other as rivals. With eight
pages of full-color photos, this is one book no aspiring female hoop star will
want to be without.
Traces women's participation in the basketball from the early days of this sport to the recent establishment of professional women's teams and profiles some of the players who have had key roles in advancing this sport.