Basketball Belles: How Two Teams and One Scrappy Player Put Women’s Hoops on the Map
This dynamic picture book about the birth of women’s basketball will keep young readers riveted.
Raised on a cattle ranch, Agnes Morley was sent to Stanford University to learn to be a lady. Yet in no time she exchanged her breeches and spurs for bloomers and a basketball; and in April 1896 she made history. In a heart-pounding game against the University of California at Berkeley, Agnes led her team to victory in the first-ever intercollegiate women’s basketball game, earning national attention and putting women’s basketball on the map.
Illustrated by: Matt Collins
Published by: Holiday House, Inc.