Finding a Way to Play: The Pioneering Spirit of Women in Basketball

Finding a Way to Play: The Pioneering Spirit of Women in Basketball

by Joanne Lannin


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In Finding a Way to Play, you will read about the strong, independent women who have gone to great lengths to play the game of basketball:

* The earliest pioneers who played despite concerns about risks to their health and femininity

* Black and Native American women who endured racial discrimination as they searched for opportunities to play

* Lesbians who hid their identities for fear of being denied the chance to play

* Women over 50 who ignored aches and pains to rediscover the joys of a childhood passion.

Young adults who read this book will come away with an understanding of the roads their great-grandmothers, grandmothers, and their own mothers traveled to bring the game into the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996585705
Publisher: Portlandia Press
Publication date: 08/31/2015
Pages: 210
Sales rank: 994,003
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 16.50(h) x 0.30(d)

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Jackie MacMullan

"Joanne Lannin has played and covered the game of basketball with great fervor and passion, and in her new book she captures the spirit of the women who pioneered the sport she treasures. Their stories are inspiring, heartbreaking and infuriating, and they spring to life with the author's steady voice guiding the way. If you love the game, you'll love this book." -Jackie MacMullan (ESPN)

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