Hoops - Elle of the Ball
Elle of the Ball (Hoops)
Hoops - Elle of the Ball
From 2015 WNBA MVP, 2016 Olympic gold medalist, and global ambassador to the Special Olympics Elena Delle Donne comes the first novel in a brand-new middle grade series with as much heart as there is game.Elle Deluca is a seventh grader who is tall--not just sort of tall. She's six feet tall. And for a twelve-year-old girl, this means that her basketball team has high hopes for her changing positions and becoming their starting center. But a new position is not the only footwork she has to learn. Her class's dance unit in gym is coming up, and that means she has to learn ballroom dance steps with a boy much shorter than her--and perform publicly for a grade. In the first book in WNBA MVP and Olympic gold medalist Elena Delle Donne's Hoops series, Elle must figure out a way to remain herself when others want her to be someone else.

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • Sports

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12
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The book Elle of the Ball is about a girl who is 6 feet tall in 7th grade. She seems especially oversized because everyone else in the grade is 5 feet tall. Elle has to do a dance performance with the rest of the 7th grade in front of parents. On top of that, Elle doesn't get the position she wants as point guard in basketball. She really needs some help with her height!

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