Bledsoe, Lucy Jane.
New York : Holiday House,
IL 3-6, RL 6.3
dreams of playing in the WNBA, just like her idol, Emily Hargraves.
She sees her dream coming closer to reality when Coach Glover announces
tryouts for a 6th grade girls' basketball team to compete in the Oregon
Coast Tournament. The girl selected as MVP of the tournament will
get to attend Emily Hargraves' summer basketball camp for free. River
is sure she'll make the team and win the spot at the basketball camp.
Despite her best efforts, River is judged not competitive enough for the
"A" team and is placed on the "B" team. The rejects of the "B" team
are given the outdoors court to practice on and a mother who knows nothing
about basketball to coach them. Soon the "B" team is discouraged,
especially having to practice in the rain without enough teammates.
When their coach quits, River takes matters into her own hands, changing
the "B" team into the "Hoop Girlz", whose motto is to have fun. Against
all odds, including using her brother as their coach, adding a fourth grader
to the team and practicing on a flood outdoor court, the team faces the
"A" team in the tournament. Who wins the tournament? Who becomes
MVP? Read Hoop Girlz by Lucy Jane Bledsoe for the great court
action and suspense. (New
Hampshire Great Stone Face Committee)
Basketball -- Fiction.
Teamwork (Sports) -- Fiction.
Self-confidence -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
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