preorder STATE

STATE

A Team, a Triumph, a Transformation

Set against a backdrop of social change during the 1970s, this is the powerful true story of group of “tomboys” who became athletes as they learned the game and fought their way to one of their state’s first girls’ basketball championships.

“The best sports stories aren’t actually sports stories—they’re stories about life, highs, lows, bonds, exceptionalism, tragedy. That’s what makes Melissa Isaacson’s State such a tremendous piece of work. You think you’re reading about a girls’ basketball team, only to discover you’ve been lifted to new emotional heights. What a terrific read.”


Jeff Pearlman, New York Times best-selling author of eight books, including Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton and Football for a Buck

 

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You can preorder Melissa Isaacson’s new book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bam! Books-a-Million and Indie Bound.

Images from the 1979 championship season

Images from the 2009 reunion

Images from the 2019 book events