WNBA by James Ponti


Stars of Women's Basketball
Age Range: 10 - 12
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Fans of this new professional sport will have to ease past the forced pitch of these capsule looks at some of the better-known stars of the game. Each biographical note contains the person’s vital statistics and an impressing listing of honors. Another section introduces each of the WNBA teams, with rosters, records, and notes; the same attention is given to the upstart American Basketball League. A final section consists of a brief women’s basketball trivia quiz. This text feels hastily assembled; Ponti equates a conversational tone with infractions of grammar and lazy transitions. Those who want to know why this sport, which dates back—barely—to 1996, has burst on the scene so quickly and continues to draw crowds, will have to turn to more solid coverage found in national magazines. (Nonfiction. 10-12)

Pub Date: May 1st, 1999
ISBN: 0-671-03275-5
Page count: 120pp
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 1999