cover image Hoops with Swoopes

Hoops with Swoopes

Susan Kuklin, Sheryl Swoopes. Jump at the Sun, $15.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-7868-0551-8

Susan Kuklin, who wrote the award-winning Dance with Bill T. Jones, here teams up with the WNBA's recently named MVP, Sheryl Swoopes, in Hoops with Swoopes. Kuklin's soaring photographs of Swoopes and bright, bold typography vibrate on a vast expanse of white space, as the Houston Comet jumps (she extends horizontally across a spread) and looks suitably poker-faced while pulling off a fake. Along with basketball basics, Kuklin and Swoopes deliver a potent message about female strength and self-esteem. ( July)