Author Lydia Reeder Signing - June 10th!

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Join Best of Books on Saturday, June 10th from 3:00-5:00pm and meet Oklahoma-born author Lydia Reeder! She will be signing copies of her book Dust Bowl Girls: The Inspiring Story of the Team that Barnstormed its Way to Basketball Glory!

About Dust Bowl Girls: At the height of the Great Depression, Sam Babb, the charismatic basketball coach of tiny Oklahoma Presbyterian College, began dreaming. Like so many others, he wanted a reason to hope. Traveling from farm to farm, he recruited talented, hardworking young women and offered them a chance at a better life: a free college education if they would come play for his basketball team, the Cardinals. Despite their fears of leaving home and the sacrifices faced by their families, the women followed Babb and his dream. He shaped the Cardinals into a formidable team, and something extraordinary began to happen: with passion for the game and heartfelt loyalty to one another and their coach, they won every game. Combining exhilarating sports writing and exceptional storytelling, Dust Bowl Girls conveys the intesity of an improbable journey to an epic showdown with the prevailing national champions, helmed by the legendary Babe Didrikson. And it captures a moment in American sports history when a visionary coach helped his young athletes achieve more than a winning season.

Lydia Reeder is the grandniece of Sam Babb, the extraordinary basketball coach featured in Dust Bowl Girls. An Oklahoma native, her roots run deep. Today, she lives in Denver with her husband and their five cats. Her outdoor adventures include hiking the long, rocky trails that wind through the mountains of Colorado. Dust Bowl Girls is her first book.

If you are unable to attend this event, call 405-340-9202 to reserve a SIGNED COPY of Dust Bowl Girls.


Event date: 
Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Event address: 
1313 E. Danforth
Edmond, OK 73034
Dust Bowl Girls: The Inspiring Story of the Team That Barnstormed Its Way to Basketball Glory Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616204662
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Books - January 24th, 2017