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Title:
Sheryl Swoopes, star forward
Author:
Rappoport, Ken.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Presents the life and basketball career of this star player of the Women's National Basketball Association.
Language:
English
Contents:
Breaking through -- Big-time dreams -- Small-town girl, big-time player -- A special season -- Going for the gold -- The road back -- Picking up speed -- In a league of her own.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.2 2.0 61316.
ISBN:
9780766018273
Format :
Book

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Sheryl Swoopes is the star forward for the Houston Comets of the Women's National Basketball Association. She came to the newly-formed WNBA after helping the U.S. Women's Olympic basketball team win a gold medal. In college, she helped Texas Tech's women's basketball team win its first National Championship ever. With her speed, agility, good defense, and accurate outside-shooting ability, Sheryl Swoopes seems to do it all on the court.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 4-8. More detailed than titles in the publisher's Sports Great series, these biographies in the Sports Reports series brings readers up close to the sports action. Both titles follow the standard biographical route from childhood through high school and finally to professional teams. What will appeal most to readers are the exciting courtside descriptions that give play-by-play accounts, but also interesting is the business side of sports--the decisions to turn pro and the glimpses of the intricate politics of player drafting and trading. Statistics appear at the end of each book, but they're also woven in throughout the text. It's too bad the black-and-white photos aren't better quality; there are some particularly blurry shots in Kobe. Readers looking for information about the players off court will be disappointed. Nevertheless, these offer good intros to the athletes' careers and with their simple, accessible language will draw in a wide range of readers. --Gillian Engberg