author/illustrator: Charles R. Smith
Margo Dydek, Ticha Penicheiro, Chamique Holdsclaw . . . these are just three of the twelve women profiled in a dynamic group of poems honoring some of the best female players in professional basketball. With action photographs and kinetic lyrics illustrating each player’s style, Hoop Queens will grab the attention of any kid who loves basketball — and score a slam-dunk with teachers of poetry.
An International Reading Association Children’s Choice
A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
A Chicago Public Library Best Book
Back matter includes notes on the poems and an author’s note.
"Young basketball fans will have a hard time keeping still. . . . A great choice to energize poetry units." — Booklist