The Canadian Inventor of Basketball
In partnership with the Central Grosvenor St. YMCA, join U. S. author John Coy and Canadian illustrator Joe Morse as they discuss their new picture book, Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball. They will reveal the true history of basketball and the key role the YMCA played in introducing this sport to the world. They will also talk about their unique approach to telling the story of James Naismith and how he used a game he played as a boy in Almonte Ontario to create this remarkable sport.
A book signing will follow the talk. The event will take place on the Y's Green Roof offering spectacular views of the city in a beautiful green setting.
Where: The Central YMCA. 20 Grosvenor St.(south of Wellesley, just west of Yonge). The Green Roof. T: (416) 975-9168 ext. 41404
When: Saturday June 22nd. 1pm.
John Coy is an award-winning author of picture books, young adult novels, and the 4 for 4 middle-grade series. He's been fortunate to work with the talented Canadian artists Carolyn Fisher, Doug Fraser, and Joe Morse. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota and travels widely to discuss books and reading.
Joe Morse's artwork has been commissioned by the NBA, Major League Baseball, Nike, Target and Universal Pictures. His illustrated version of 'Casey at the Bat' was nominated for a Governor General's Award. He lives in Toronto.