A Virtual Festival Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7, 2021

Basketball: More Than A Game

From disabled World War II veterans looking to rise above their afflictions to today's Native Americans facing the obstacles of life on the reservation, basketball has proven to be more than a game.

David Davis

David Davis is the author/editor of six books, including "Waterman: The Life and Times of Duke Kahanamolu," "Showdown at Shepherd's Bush" and, most recently, "Wheels of Courage." Davis started his career as a journalist with the LA Weekly newspaper....

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Michael Powell

Michael Powell has been a Sports of The Times columnist at The New York Times since 2014. Prior to that, he wrote the Gotham column for the Metro section, was a national economics writer for Business and covered the Barack Obama and Rudy Giuliani presidential campaigns in 2008....

Wheels of Courage
How Paralyzed Veterans from World War II Invented Wheelchair Sports, Fought for Disability Rights, and Inspired a Nation
David Davis
Center Street
August 2020
ISBN 9781546084648
Hardcover, 320 pages
$28.00, INSTORE
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Canyon Dreams
A Basketball Season on the Navajo Nation
Michael Powell
Blue Rider Press
November 2019
ISBN 9780525534662
Hardcover, 272 pages
$28.00, INSTORE
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Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation

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