Monday, October 10, 2016

MMGM - Girls Got Game

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

Shannon Whitney Messenger decided it was time to give middle grade stories the attention they deserve, and "Marvelous Middle Grade Mondays" was born.  

Girls Got Game
Edited by Sue Macy

Goodreads Blurb:
Millions of girls are now running, swinging bats and shooting hoops. Here's the first young readers' anthology of new fiction that tells their stories.

"Girls Got Game features a new breed of heroines who are not afraid to sweat. Young athletes will see themselves in these stories; their mothers will wish they'd had books like this when they were growing up."
--Sue Macy

Sue Macy, author of three popular nonfiction books on women in sports, has gathered the best fiction writers and poets to describe the in-the-moment experiences of the millions of girls who are now competing. Here's the first anthology to describe being on the field the way girls are enjoying it today -- as a regular part of their lives that is allowing them to compete, to excel, to feel their own power and potential, and to face defeat and emerge stronger for the next contest. From basketball to soccer, tetherball to swimming to horseback riding, Girls Got Game breaks new ground. This all-star lineup of authors and poets includes Virginia Euwer Wolff, Jacqueline Woodson, and Sue Macy herself in her fictional debut, creating a book that is a great read, as well as an affirmation of what girls are doing every day.

In the spirit of Guys Write for Guys Read, GIRLS GOT GAME is a popular collection of writing about girls in sports--18 stories and poems by a variety of 
authors. I have a copy of this in my classroom, and it is always a popular read with the girls in my class. I highly recommend for young girls who are interested in athletics.


S.A. Larsenッ said...

This is great! Just so great. I love that they've compiled a group of athletic stories for girls. Progress. :) Thank you for sharing this one!

Greg Pattridge said...

Perfect timing for this one. It sounds like a winning formula for girls to read and maybe even a few boys.

Natalie Aguirre said...

This sounds like a great book for girls. So many are really into sports these days.

Ben Langhinrichs said...

Great idea for an anthology. Thanks for sharing about it.

Rosi said...

This sounds pretty interesting. Thanks for telling me about it. I will check it out.

Ms. Yingling said...

Ooh! I need this right now!My girls cross country team had an amazing season. Have nominated for the Cybils award! Only two days left!

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