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Catching Up with Women’s Basketball

Todd Kortemeier, Focus Readers Author

The wait is over for basketball fans as the WNBA is set to hit the court in late July to tip off the long-delayed 2020 season. Now is the perfect time for students to get in the game with Women in Basketball. This 2020 Junior Library Guild selection highlights the history and greatest players from the world of women’s basketball.

Readers will learn about the first games way back in 1892, and how women struggled for opportunities to play the game they loved in the decades that followed. The book also highlights influential women in basketball history from legendary University of Tennessee coach Pat Summitt to early WNBA superstar Lisa Leslie to the stars of today, some of whom will be taking the court this summer.

In addition to becoming basketball experts, students can also practice their reading analysis skills through free lesson plans on the Focus Readers website. For Women in Basketball, students analyze key ideas and details, seeing how visual elements represent the main points of the text. Other lesson plans in the She’s Got Game series help students analyze the craft and structure of the text.

For any young basketball player or fan, Women in Basketball is a way for them to quench their thirst for hoops while practicing important reading skills. It is just one of many exciting sports titles from Focus Readers with free lesson plans for young fans.

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