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Supercool Facts You Never Knew

by Kevin Sylvester

Best Books for Kids & Teens, *starred selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre

Everything you wanted to know about basketball—and more!

Die-hard basketball fans and casual spectators alike will want to get their hands on this collection of fascinating facts about the game. Find out about the origins of basketball, how much players are paid, the evolution of the basketball shoe, and the secret for hitting a perfect shot. Basketballogy also covers the color barrier in the sport and how it was breached, the rise of women’s basketball, and the innovations that have made the game accessible to disabled athletes. Lots of humorous, colorful illustrations, charts, and graphs make this ideal for visual learners, while the short chapters encourage browsing. A fun trivia quiz at the end makes this book a slam dunk.


“A collection of basketball facts that extend knowledge of the game rather than simply pepper it with curios. . . . ‘Supercool’ indeed.”
—Kirkus Reviews, 09/01/17

“Information-packed .”
—School Library Journal, 10/17

“Sylvester knows basketball and writes about it with flair.”
—Booklist, 09/01/17

“Sylvester has researched the interesting to the extreme.”
—Provo Library Children’s Book Reviews, 01/11/18