Dust Bowl Girls

Dust Bowl Girls

The Inspiring Story of the Team That Barnstormed Its Way to Basketball Glory

Large Print - 2017
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At the height of the Great Depression, Sam Babb, the charismatic basketball coach of tiny Oklahoma Presbyterian College, began dreaming. Like so many others, he wanted a reason to have hope. Traveling from farm to farm, he recruited talented, hardworking young women and offered them a chance at a better life: a free college education if they would come play for his basketball team, the Cardinals. Despite their fears of leaving home and the sacrifices faced by their families, the women followed Babb and his dream. He shaped the Cardinals into a formidable team, and something extraordinary began to happen: with passion for the game and heartfelt loyalty to one another and their coach, they won every game.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning,, 2017
Edition: Large Print edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781410496720
1410496724
Characteristics: 509 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
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patcarstensen
Feb 10, 2017

There is something awkward in the writing, but it is a great story and a good look at the politics of women's athletics 80 years ago.

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