This book is full of stories about women who have gone to great lengths to play the game of basketball. Included are stories of early pioneers who played despite concerns about risks to their health and femininity; African-American and Native-American women who endured racial discrimination as the searched for opportunities to play; lesbians who hid their identities for fear of being denied the chance to play; and women over 50 who ignored 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 us before Title IX may find themselves or loved ones in the stories of women who kept the earliest flame alive. Black & white and color photographs throughout. Paperback. 206 pgs.