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The Resource State : a team, a triumph, a transformation, Melissa Isaacson

State : a team, a triumph, a transformation, Melissa Isaacson

Label
State : a team, a triumph, a transformation
Title
State
Title remainder
a team, a triumph, a transformation
Statement of responsibility
Melissa Isaacson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""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<U+0019>d spent summers with their noses pressed against the fences of Little League ball fields, unable to play<U+0014>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."
Assigning source
-- dust jacket flap
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Isaacson, Melissa
Dewey number
796.323/62097731
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV886
LC item number
.I73 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Isaacson, Melissa
  • Niles West High School (Skokie, Ill.)
  • United States.
  • Basketball for girls
  • Sex discrimination in sports
  • Women basketball players
Label
State : a team, a triumph, a transformation, Melissa Isaacson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes reading group guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 301 pages
Isbn
9781572842663
Lccn
2019003382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1083458577
  • (OCoLC)1083458577
  • 1009068
Label
State : a team, a triumph, a transformation, Melissa Isaacson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes reading group guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 301 pages
Isbn
9781572842663
Lccn
2019003382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1083458577
  • (OCoLC)1083458577
  • 1009068

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