State : a team, a triumph, a transformation
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Chicago : Midway, An Agate Imprint, 2019.
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9781572842663, 1572842660
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Indian Prairie Public Library District - 1st Floor - Subjects  1 available
SPORTS BASKETBALL ISAACSON

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First edition.
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xvii, 301 pages ; 23 cm
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English

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Includes reading group guide.
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Set against a backdrop of social change during the 1970s, State is a compelling first-person account of what it was like to live through both traditional gender discrimination in sports and the joy of the very first days of equality-or at least the closest that one high school girls' basketball team ever came to it. In 1975, freshman Melissa Isaacson-along with a group of other girls who'd spent summers with their noses pressed against the fences of Little League ball fields, unable to play-entered Niles West High School in suburban Chicago with one goal: make a team, any team. For Missy, that turned out to be the basketball team. Title IX had passed just three years earlier, prohibiting gender discrimination in education programs or activities, including athletics. As a result, states like Illinois began implementing varsity competition-and state tournaments-for girls' high school sports. At the time, Missy and her teammates didn't really understand the legislation. All they knew was they finally had opportunities-to play, to learn, to sweat, to lose, to win-and an identity: they were athletes. They were a team. And in 1979, they became state champions. With the intimate insights of the girl who lived it, the pacing of a born storyteller, and the painstaking reporting of a veteran sports journalist, Isaacson chronicles one high school team's journey to the state championship. In doing so, Isaacson shows us how a group of "tomboys" found themselves and each other, and how basketball rescued them from their collective frustrations and troubled homes, and forever altered the course of their lives.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Isaacson, M. (2019). State: a team, a triumph, a transformation (First edition.). Midway, An Agate Imprint.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Isaacson, Melissa. 2019. State: A Team, a Triumph, a Transformation. Chicago: Midway, An Agate Imprint.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Isaacson, Melissa. State: A Team, a Triumph, a Transformation Chicago: Midway, An Agate Imprint, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Isaacson, Melissa. State: A Team, a Triumph, a Transformation First edition., Midway, An Agate Imprint, 2019.

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