Dust Bowl Girls by Lydia Reeder audiobook

Dust Bowl Girls: The Inspiring Story of the Team That Barnstormed Its Way to Basketball Glory

By Lydia Reeder
Read by Virginia Wolf

HighBridge, Highbridge Audio
8.45 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781665149563

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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 have 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 sport and heartfelt loyalty to one another and their coach, they won every game. For author Lydia Reeder, this is a family story: coach Sam Babb is her great-uncle. When her grandmother handed her a worn, yellowed folder that contained newspaper articles, letters, and photographs of Sam and the Cardinals, she said, You might want to tell their story someday. Now, with extensive research and the gathered memories of the surviving Cardinals, she has."

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Summary

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 have 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 sport and heartfelt loyalty to one another and their coach, they won every game. For author Lydia Reeder, this is a family story: coach Sam Babb is her great-uncle. When her grandmother handed her a worn, yellowed folder that contained newspaper articles, letters, and photographs of Sam and the Cardinals, she said, You might want to tell their story someday. Now, with extensive research and the gathered memories of the surviving Cardinals, she has."

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A thrilling, cinematic story…[of] bold, daring women whose remarkable journey is the stuff of American legend.” Karen Abbott, New York Times bestselling author
“Allows us to sit in the stands and watch a forgotten era when times were tough, odds were long, and underdogs rose to the occasion.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune
“I can’t wait for the movie.” Oklahoman
“A compelling, heartwarming story of a group of college students determined to accomplish the impossible.” Denver Post
“A multilayered history and a compelling story…about their time and place.” New York Journal of Books
“Narrator Virginia Wolf’s modulated performance lets this exciting sports story almost tell itself. Her approach works since there’s action aplenty in this audiobook…Wolf’s understated style seems fitting for this dramatic true tale of braving the hardships of the era. The story is also a kind of social history of women’s sports. This audiobook puts the listener virtually in the players’ sneakers as these talented farm girls will their way to victory.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Lydia Reeder

Author Bio: Lydia Reeder

Lydia Ellen Reeder is the grandniece of Sam Babb, the extraordinary basketball coach featured in Dust Bowl Girls. She spent over two years conducting research for the book and also wrote and narrated a short film about the Cardinal basketball team, currently on view at the Oklahoma Historical Society website: youtu.be/fokmbnWmp50. As a former associate editor at Whole Life Times in Los Angeles and Delicious Magazine in Boulder, Colorado, she has worked for many years as a copywriter and editor on behalf of corporate and organizational clients and most recently developed e-learning for a national nursing association.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Sports & Recreation
Runtime: 8.45
Audience: Adult
Language: English