You Can Be a Woman Basketball Player

You Can Be a Woman Basketball Player

by Tamecka Dixon, Janice J. Martin, Judith Love Cohen

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Gr 3-5 A book beset by abrupt and jarring transitions and confusion about both its purpose and its intended audience. Shortly into the text, the narrative shifts from third to first person as Dixon, star guard of the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks, begins what might loosely be termed her autobiography. Dropped directly into the middle of her story, however, is a pointless history of women's professional basketball, followed by an examination of the role of the positions on a team. Dixon then resumes her life story before addressing readers with a list of questions that claim to test one's suitability for the sport. (Athletic ability is not one of the criteria mentioned.) The book concludes with three drills clearly aimed at coaches. While there are bits and pieces of information here, the book is so poorly organized that it is difficult to imagine anyone finding it inspiring or enlightening. Richard Luzer, Fair Haven Union High School, VT Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

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