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Joanne Lannin

Portlandia Press



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Joanne Lannin is a freelance writer and a writing instructor. She has been honored by the New England Women's Press Association and the Maine Press Association for her sportswriting. She wrote for the Maine Sunday Telegram in Portland for 22 years. Her latest book won a silver medal in the Forward Reviews INDIEFAB awards competition in 2015.
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Finding A Way to Play
Book #1 Subtitle
The Pioneering Spirit of Women in Basketball
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Joanne Lannin
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Portlandia Press
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Book #1 Description
Finding a Way to Play is full of stories about women who have gone to great lengths to play the game of basketball. In this book you will read about:
* Early pioneers who played despite concerns about risks to their health and femininity
* Black and Native American women who endured racial discrimination as they searched for opportunities to play
* Lesbians who hid their identities for fear of being denied the chance to play
* Women over 50 who ignore aches and pains to rediscover the joys of a childhood passion.
Readers will come away with an understanding of the roads women have traveled to bring the game into the future. Those who grew up before Title IX may find themselves or loved ones in the stories of
Book #1 Distributors
Portlandia Press (portlandiapress@gmail.com), Letterpress Books (http://www.letterpress-books.com/)
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