HOOPS GN (C: 0-1-1) ( 03/15/2023) CANDLEWICK PRESS
HOOPS GN (C: 0-1-1) ( 03/15/2023) CANDLEWICK PRESS
HOOPS GN (C: 0-1-1)
(W) Tavares, Matthew (A) Tavares, Matthew
StockID: 71604 SKU: JAN231415
A work of fiction inspired by a true story- Matt Tavares's debut graphic novel dramatizes the historic struggle for gender equality in high school sports. It is 1975 in Indiana- and the Wilkins Regional High School girls' basketball team is in their rookie season. Despite being undefeated- they practice at night in the elementary school and play to empty bleachers. Unlike the boys' team- the Lady Bears have no buses to deliver them to away games and no uniforms- much less a laundry service. They make their own uniforms out of T-shirts and electrical tape. And with help from a committed female coach- they push through to improbable victory after improbable victory. Illustrated in full color- this story about the ongoing battle of women striving for equality in sports rings with honesty- bravery- and heart.
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