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by Sue Macy

Category: Growing Up and Facts of Life
Subcategory: Children
Author: Sue Macy
ISBN: 0805065687
ISBN13: 978-0805065688
Language: English
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); 1st edition (April 15, 2001)
Pages: 160
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ePub eBook: 1240 kb
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A collection of short stories and poems written by and about young women in sports. urn:acs6:cy:pdf:016-dac9ce02d2df urn:acs6:cy:epub:a19-77996c573ca4 urn:oclc:record:1033649052. The Indiana University Catalog.

Girls Got Game features a new breed of heroines who are not afraid to sweat. Young athletes will see themselves in these stories; their mothers will wish they'd had books like this when they were growing u. - -Sue Macy

Girls Got Game features a new breed of heroines who are not afraid to sweat. - -Sue Macy. Sue Macy, author of three popular nonfiction books on women in sports, has gathered the best fiction writers and poets to describe the in-the-moment experiences of the millions of girls who are now competing.

Short bios finish off the selections and highlight each of the authors' personal athletic accomplishments. Gr. 6-9. Nine American women authors, including Virginia Euwer Wolff and Jacqueline Woodson, were invited to contribute original short stories about girls playing sports to this collection. Their contemporary realistic fiction mixes with a smattering of poetry sharing the leitmotiv of athleticism.

Girls Got Game: Sports Stories & Poems. Play Like a Girl: A Celebration of Women In Sports. Barbie: Shooting Hoops. Winning Ways: A Photohistory of American Women in Sports. A Whole New Ball Game: The Story of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. But as automobiles started crowding bikes off the roads in the 20th century, what happened to women? Did they grab the steering wheel and continue to drive toward equality, or did they take a back seat to men?

Author Sue Macy spent eleven years tracking down the women of the AAGPBL, interviewing them, and .

Author Sue Macy spent eleven years tracking down the women of the AAGPBL, interviewing them, and looking at their scrapbooks. Along the way she found that their odyssey did not end with the collapse of the league. The same courage and spunk the players displayed on the field led them to get back in touch with each other in the 1980s, to remind the world of what they had achieved, and to take their rightful places in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

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A Whole New Ball Game. The Story of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks. The same courage and spunk the players displayed on the field led them to get back in touch with each other in the 1980. or. Play ball!" yelled the umpires as the teams of the AAGPBL took the field in the tense, war-torn days of 1943.

Millions of girls are now running, swinging bats and shooting hoops. Here's the first young readers' anthology of new fiction that tells their stories."Girls Got Game features a new breed of heroines who are not afraid to sweat. Young athletes will see themselves in these stories; their mothers will wish they'd had books like this when they were growing up."--Sue MacySue Macy, author of three popular nonfiction books on women in sports, has gathered the best fiction writers and poets to describe the in-the-moment experiences of the millions of girls who are now competing. Here's the first anthology to describe being on the field the way girls are enjoying it today -- as a regular part of their lives that is allowing them to compete, to excel, to feel their own power and potential, and to face defeat and emerge stronger for the next contest. From basketball to soccer, tetherball to swimming to horseback riding, Girls Got Game breaks new ground. This all-star lineup of authors and poets includes Virginia Euwer Wolff, Jacqueline Woodson, and Sue Macy herself in her fictional debut, creating a book that is a great read, as well as an affirmation of what girls are doing every day.
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