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New York Times best selling Author Andrew Maraniss
New York Times best selling Author Andrew Maraniss

Wed, Nov 30



New York Times best selling Author Andrew Maraniss

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Nov 30, 2022, 7:00 AM


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Andrew’s new book, Inaugural Ballers is the true story of the first U.S. women’s Olympic basketball team, which played at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. Set in the context of the women’s rights movement of the 1970s and timed for publication during the 50 th  anniversary of Title IX, Ballers has received starred reviews from Kirkus and Booklist and was called “one of the most important women’s basketball books ever written.” Among the star players on the pioneering Olympic team were Lusia Harris, subject of last year’s Oscar-winning documentary The Queen of Basketball, and Pat Head Summitt, who went on to a legendary career as coach of the Lady Vols.

Andrew Maraniss is a New York Times bestselling author of sports, history, and social-justice related nonfiction for teens and adults. His first book, Strong Inside, received the Lillian Smith Book Award for civil rights and the RFK Book Award for social justice. His second book, Games of Deception, received the Sydney Taylor Book Honor. His third book, Singled Out, was named “one of the top 100 baseball books ever written” by Esquiremagazine. Andrew is director of special projects at the Vanderbilt University athletic department and lives in Brentwood with his wife, Alison, and two young children.

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