Chandler School Summer Reading 2024 - Hoops by Matt Tavares

Get into the summer reading game!

Chandler School and Once Upon A Time in Montrose have teamed up to provide you an easy way to purchase your required summer reading this year.

You have the option to pick up your book in-store (for free) or to have them shipped to you (starts at $4.95). Local delivery is not available for these orders.

*You may call the store (818-248-9668) and we'll hold the requested books - for up to 2 days - behind the counter for you to pick up.

Be ready to meet the author in the new school year on September 18th!

About Hoops:

Hoops book cover.

A work of fiction inspired by a true story, Matt Tavares's debut graphic novel dramatizes the historic struggle for gender equality in high school sports.

It is 1975 in Indiana, and the Wilkins Regional High School girls' basketball team is in their rookie season. Despite being undefeated, they practice at night in the elementary school and play to empty bleachers. Unlike the boys' team, the Lady Bears have no buses to deliver them to away games and no uniforms, much less a laundry service. They make their own uniforms out of T-shirts and electrical tape. And with help from a committed female coach, they push through to improbable victory after improbable victory. Illustrated in full color, this story about the ongoing battle of women striving for equality in sports rings with honesty, bravery, and heart.

Review Quotes:

An inspiring and heartwarming story about a small town high school basketball team . . . that will be adored by readers of all ages. --Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat

A fast-break story of stout hearts, raw talent, and the will to stand up for what's right. . . . Hip-hoop-hooray for Hoops! --Scott Magoon, New York Times best-selling illustrator

Poignant and fresh . . . sure to have readers of all ages wanting to shoot hoops!" --Jennifer L. Holm, New York Times best-selling cocreator of the Sunny and Babymouse series

About Matt Tavares:

Matt Tavares author photo.

Matt Tavares is the author-illustrator of the New York Times best-selling picture book Dasher, as well as Red and Lulu and several sports biographies, including Becoming Babe Ruth and Growing Up Pedro. He is also the illustrator of Twenty-One Steps: Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by Jeff Gottesfeld, The Gingerbread Pirates by Kristin Kladstrup, 'Twas The Night Before Christmas, and Over the River and Through the Wood, among many other picture books. Matt Tavares lives in Maine.

Photo credit: Phyllis Graber Jensen

Wednesday, September 18, 2024 - 8:00am
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Hoops: A Graphic Novel By Matt Tavares, Matt Tavares (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Matt Tavares, Matt Tavares (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781536231953
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Candlewick - March 14th, 2023

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