Open Access Graduate Research Paper
The purpose of this project was to create a children's picture storybook depicting female characters participating in competitive team athletics. The book shows a young girl learning about the game of basketball and sharing the experience with her older sister. The researcher has a long history of athletic participation and a deep passion for sports. These experiences allowed the researcher to capture the essence of the sport of basketball and create a picture book for children that engages the reader and possibly encourages participation in athletics for children of various ages. The book gives young, athletic girls an early experience with sports literature.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of School Library Studies
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©2010 Lisa A. Heiden
Heiden, Lisa A., "A Need for Picture Books Showing Girls Playing Organized Team Sports" (2010). Graduate Research Papers. 3156.