Andrew Maraniss - Inaugural Ballers: The True Story of the First US Women's Olympic Basketball Team - at Conn Ave in the Children & Teens dept - with David Maraniss

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Twenty years before the WNBA, the 1976 U.S. women’s basketball team competed at the first-ever Olympic women’s basketball tournament. Given the strength of the competition, the U.S. team was not even expected to qualify. With the brilliance of coach Billie Moore, and the tenacity of the team members, they won the silver medal. Public interest in the competition opened America’s eyes to the viability of women’s basketball, paving the way for the WNBA today. The compelling story of the team’s path to victory is told with thoroughly researched detail and historical photos.  

Andrew Maraniss is a New York Times-bestselling author of narrative nonfiction for teens and adults at the intersection of sports and social justice.  His books include Strong Inside (Lillian Smith Book Award winner and RFK Book Award Special Recognition); Games of Deception (Sydney Taylor Honor Award and ALA Notable Book 2019); and Singled Out (Esquire’s “Top 100 Baseball Books Ever Written” and ALA Rainbow Book List).  Andrew is Director of Special Projects at Vanderbilt University.  

 David Maraniss is an associate editor at The Washington Post and a distinguished visiting professor at Vanderbilt University. He has won two Pulitzer Prizes for journalism and was a finalist three other times. Among his bestselling books are biographies of Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Roberto Clemente, and Vince Lombardi, and a trilogy about the 1960s—Rome 1960; Once in a Great City (winner of the RFK Book Prize); and They Marched into Sunlight (winner of the J. Anthony Lucas Prize and Pulitzer Finalist in History). His most recent book is Path Lit by Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe. 

Ages 12+

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Child & Teen
Inaugural Ballers: The True Story of the First US Women's Olympic Basketball Team By Andrew Maraniss Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593351246
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 13th, 2022