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From the Publisher:

"Basketball is Allie’s favorite sport; she’s loved it ever since her father took her to a professional game at Madison Square Garden. When her dad gives her a basketball of her own, Allie tries her new ball out on the courts of a neighborhood playground. Once there, her enthusiasm ebbs as her shots fall short of the basket—at least at first.

However, the boys on a nearby court laugh at her, and her friends make it clear that they think basketball is a boy’s game. Worst of all, Allie misses most of her shots. Still, she keeps on trying, and eventually makes a great shot and wins the approval and admiration of her friends, the older boys, and best of all, her father.

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."

Author: Barbara E. Barber

Illustrator: Darryl Ligasan

Ages: 7-9 years, Juvenile Fiction

Pages:  32

Published: 1998

Teacher's Guide: http://www.leeandlow.com/images/pdfs/allie.pdf