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Between 1915 to 1940, the Edmonton Commercial Graduates Basketball Club ("the Grads") went from a small-city, girl's high school team to world champs with an unparalleled winning record. Sports journalist Richard Brignall tells the story of this talented upstart team, whose sportsmanship and unwavering determination inspired generations of female athletes.
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RICHARD BRIGNALL has written ten non-fiction books for young readers and adults. He has also contributed hundreds of articles to magazines across Canada, including Cottage Life and Outdoor Canada and was previously the sports reporter for the Kenora Daily Miner and News. His books have been shortlisted for the Carol Shields Award, the Red Cedar Award, and the Golden Oak Award. He lives in Kenora, Ontario.Review:
"These sports books are short, interesting, and engaging. While focusing on athletics, they also deal with prejudice, determination, hard work, and overcoming obstacles and odds to succeed. they are great for both sporty teens and reluctant readers." (VOYA 2008-10-01)
"An informative, quick read that will be of interest to those in sports and female athletics." (WASHYARG 2008-09-01)
"Not only will it entertain and educate the age group for which it is intended, but it will also be enjoyed by... adults—highly recommended." (CM Magazine 2008-07-03)
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