Middle grade basketball fans are introduced to the extraordinary history of the WNBA's Connecticut Sun with a photo-laden narrative of the professional women's sports team's greatest successes and losses.
Part of the WNBA (2024) series
Middle grade sports fans witness the buzzer-beating action of their favorite WNBA teams in these photo-driven narratives. Thrilling text and photos capture on-court professional women's basketball action through the years, highlighting superstars, championships, and phenomenal plays. "Legends of the Hardwood" sidebars focus on unforgettable moments or players in each team's history.
This visually arresting, excitingly written entry in the WNBA: A History of Women’s Hoops series (12 titles) examines the history of the Connecticut Sun. It opens with a nail-biter of a playoffs game before backtracking to the Sun’s origin as the Orlando Miracle. Purchased by the Mohegan Tribe in Uncasville, Connecticut, the Sun quickly established itself as a force to be reckoned under the coaching of Mike Thibault. Frequently incorporating play-by-plays and game stats, Whiting’s writing will get readers’ pulses pounding as he describes the team’s ups and downs over the years; however, those not sufficiently acquainted with the sport may get lost in some of the basketball lingo. “Legends of the Hardwood” profiles examine many of the team’s best players, and crisp, action-filled photos add to the book’s energetic tone.
–Julia Smith, Booklist, 10/01/2023