Novemer 6 Birthday: WHO INVENTED BASKETBALL? JAMES NAISMITH

James Naismith
b. November 6, 1861
d. November 28, 1939

WHO INVENTED BASKETBALL? JAMES NAISMITH
by Sara Latta
(Enslow, 2012)

This book is a slam dunk for young readrs! They may love to play basketball, but do they know who invented the game? Learn about James Naismith’s life and the first basketball game ever played. Play a game that James Naismith played when he was a boy, too.

July 31 Birthday: FEARLESS: THE STORY OF RACING LEGEND LOUISE SMITH

Louise Smith, race car driver
b. July 31, 1916
d. March 4, 2006

FEARLESS: THE STORY OF RACING LEGEND LOUISE SMITH
(Dutton, 2010)
by Barb Rosenstock
Illustrated by Scott Dawson

Summary: “Fast! Faster! Flying! FREE!” When Louise Smith started to race cars, most women weren’t even allowed to drive. Her first wild adventure behind the wheel of her daddy’s Model T Ford taught her the thrill of driving fast and fearlessly. She followed her heart and paved the way for women in racing. The fast paced story of a true sports pioneer.

Learn more about Louise Smith on the Legends of Nascar website.