Allie's Basketball DreamAuthor Barbara E. Barber Illustrated by Darryl Ligasan ISBN 9781880000724 Binding Trade Paper Publisher Lee & Low Books Publication Date January 30, 2002 Size 203 x 254 mm
Basketball is Allie's favorite sport-she's loved it ever since her father took her to her first game at Madison Square Garden. When her dad gives her a new basketball of her own, she hits the neighborhood courts, full of confidence. Once there, her enthusiasm ebbs as her shots fall short of the basket-at least at first.
Allie's story of self-determination is one that young athletes, both boys and girls, will recognize. Perfect for anyone who has experienced the ups and downs of practicing and playing hard, Allie's Basketball Dream is a spirited tribute to perseverance.
Grades 1 - 4
Grades 2 - 3
African/African American Interest, Breaking Gender Barriers, Fathers, Sports
Darryl Ligasan is a native of the Philippines, and now lives in New York City, where he works as an illustrator and designer, and teaches at the School of Visual Arts