Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball

Written by John Coy and Illustrated by Joe Morse

What can you do with a bunch of rowdy college boys in the winter when it’s cold outside? John Naismith invented a new game called basketball to keep them active and safe while playing indoors. A historical look at one of the most popular sports of all time.

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Age Range 7 - 10 years
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Copyright Year
Page Count
32
Publisher
Lerner
Grade Level 2nd - 6th
ISBN
9780761366171
Lexile 880
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