Dust Bowl Girls
It begot a powerhouse that won 89 consecutive games from 1931-34, earning two AAU national championships and a North American title and giving the state and country a needed sliver of cheer. That, in an era when women’s sports frequently were dismissed as unhealthy and unladylike.
Author Lydia Reeder, the coach’s grandniece, recounts this uplifting story in a discussion of her new book Dust Bowl Girls: The Inspiring Story of the Team That Barnstormed Its Way to Basketball Glory. The event is co-presented by Rainy Day Books.