Chicago’s Very Own WGN 9 – August 19

Midday Fix: Melissa Isaacson, Author of State: A Team, a Triumph, a Transformation

The Book Bin – August 19

Book Signing with Sports Journalist Melissa Isaacson

The Daily Herald – August 16

O’Donnell: ‘State’ high — Melissa Isaacson’s new book bounding toward national radar

Literary Hub – August 16

Feuds, Flings, and High School Sports After Title IX

800 CEO Read – August 13

New Releases: Books to Watch 

The News-Gazette – August 13

40 years later, Niles West’s title story told in ‘State’

WTTW Chicago Tonight – August 12

Carol Marin interviews Melissa on Her Groundbreaking High School Basketball Team

BookTrib – August 12

Melissa Isaacson Battles More Than Hoopsters in Landmark School Sports Title

Shelf-Awareness for Readers – August 12

Sports: State: A Team, a Triumph, a Transformation

NBC 5 Chicago – August 11


The Final Word on Fox 32 Chicago – August 11


WCIU – The U Sports Edition – August 11

Melissa’s segment starts at 11:28

Chicago Tribune – August 11

We thought this was just the beginning.’ A new book relives Niles West’s 1979 girls basketball state title. Author Melissa Isaacson says progress 40 years later has ‘been disappointing during various times.’

CBS 2 Chicago – August 10

Melissa Isaacson’s New Book Is About Being Part Of A Niles West Basketball Team That Made History

670 The Score with Rosenbloom & Schuster – August 10

Melissa’s segment starts at 30:39

ESPN W – August 9

‘State’ recalls the ’79 Niles West girls basketball team’s journey through the early years of Title IX

Sport Talk with Mark Tupper and Tim Cain on WSOY Decatur – August 8

Melissa’s segment starts at 52:30

Cedar Rapids Gazette – August 6

End of gender discrimination in sports led to great things – Melissa Isaacson’s new book is on her team that navigated early years of Title IX … and won

Chicago’s Very Own WGN 9 – August 5

Melissa Isaacson discusses her new book ‘State’ on Sports Feed

Sports Illustrated – August 5

How the 1979 Niles West Girls Basketball Team Navigated the Early Years of Title IX

Daily Herald presents Basketball Focus – August 3

ABC 7 Eyewitness News Chicago – July 14

Suburban Trib – July 14

 Journalist Melissa Isaacson gets ‘personal’ with new book on 1979 Niles West girls basketball team

Agate Press Release

A note from the editor

DiCaro: Cubs second half preview, Melissa Isaacson interview – July 10

The Julie DiCaro Show on The 670 Score 

Sports Journal – July

Portfolio Page Turners 

D219 Alumni News

Niles West Alumni News, Summer 2019 Vol 13

Robert Feder – Chicago Tribune

Chicago media served fresh daily since 1980

Booklist Online review

“A wonderful book that is both eye-opening history and a moving and deeply personal memoir”

Kirkus review

“An intimate, at times inspiring account”

IHSA girls’ state tournament

Melissa interviewed at halftime, after she and her teammates were honored at the 2019 IHSA Girls Basketball State Finals as the team celebrated the 40th anniversary of capturing their state crown

Isaacson’s new book chronicles IHSA championship basketball team

Illinois High School Association, February 25, 2019

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On ‘The Quaz’ with Jeff Pearlman`

Melissa discusses her parents’ fight with Alzheimer’s, her daily engagements with millennials, delivering B.J. Armstrong’s invisi-baby and the lasting sage advice of Bill Cartwright

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