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Pioneering girls’ high school basketball team remembers championship run

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New York Times

2019 Holiday Books: The latest books to give — and keep for yourself! — this season.


Society & Culture Books – Well Played


WGN Radio 720

After Hours W/ Rick Kogan – A night of sports and entertainment with “Missy” Isaacson 


The Daily Northwestern

Medill Prof.’s book on Niles West championship to be featured at upcoming panel with Lori Lightfoot


Northwestern University – Medill Panel

State panel with Melissa Isaacson,  Connie Erickson Brown and the First Lady of the City of Chicago, Amy Eshleman 


WGN Radio 720

Steve Cochran Show – Melissa Isaacson talks about her new book “State” at 1:13:15


The Athletic

40 years after winning it all, Melissa Isaacson’s book ‘State’ is right on time


Sports Illustrated

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


ESPN W

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


WTTW Chicago Tonight

Carol Marin interviews Melissa on Her Groundbreaking High School Basketball Team


Northwestern Now

Playing basketball at the dawn of Title IX


The Daily Northwestern

Medill Prof. Melissa Isaacson speaks on panel about new book


Inside Edge

Melissa Isaacson’s ‘State’: A Coming-of-Gender Treasure That Resonates on Many Levels


NBC 5 Chicago

Peggy Kusinski’s Sports Sunday feature on “State”


Chicago Tribune

130 copies of book that tracks Niles West’s 1979 girls basketball state title team donated to District 219: ‘You need to read this’


Sports Chicago

David Kaplan Sportstalk Live


Chicago Tribune

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.’


Chicago Sun Times

Sportswriter Melissa Isaacson tells of basketball and life lessons in book about state championship team


ABC 7 Eyewitness News Chicago


Chicago’s Very Own WGN 9

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


The Final Word on Fox 32 Chicago

The Final Word on Fox 32 Chicago


NBC Sports Chicago: Sports Talk Live

Sports Talk Live Podcast: Melissa talks Cubs, Bears and “State”


The Sportscaster and Her Son

Women in Sports: Where’s the Love with Melissa Isaacson


Iowa Public Radio – Talk of Iowa

Book Tells Of Scrappy Young Basketball Players Among The First To Benefit From Title IX


WCIU – The U Sports Edition

Melissa’s segment starts at 11:28


CBS 2 Chicago

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


Chicago’s Very Own WGN 9

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


Daily Herald presents Basketball Focus


The Daily Herald

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


670 The Score with Rosenbloom & Schuster

Melissa’s segment starts at 30:39


Sport Talk with Mark Tupper and Tim Cain on WSOY Decatur

Melissa’s segment starts at 52:30


Suburban Trib

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


DiCaro: Cubs second half preview, Melissa Isaacson interview

The Julie DiCaro Show on The 670 Score 


Cedar Rapids Gazette

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


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


Northbrook Tower

Northbrook’s Isaacson honors her past in new book


Literary Hub

Feuds, Flings, and High School Sports After Title IX


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”


800 CEO Read

New Releases: Books to Watch 


BookTrib

Melissa Isaacson Battles More Than Hoopsters in Landmark School Sports Title


Shelf-Awareness for Readers

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


Malcolm Avenue Review

STATE : Melissa Isaacson


Sports Journal

Portfolio Page Turners 


Robert Feder – Chicago Tribune

Chicago media served fresh daily since 1980


The Niles West News

Missy Isaacson: Shattering the Glass Backboard


D219 Alumni News

Niles West Alumni News, Summer 2019 Vol 13


NBC Sports Chicago – 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


Agate Publishing

Happy Publication Day to State! 


Agate Press Release

A note from the editor


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