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Lady Lions To Debut Children’s Book Focusing On Diversity & Inclusion December 21

Penn State women’s basketball has been quite busy the past few weeks. Along with starting their season with an 8-4 record, the Lady Lions have also found time to write a children’s book.

The book, titled “Can I Play?” was written as a collaborative effort by members of the Penn State women’s basketball team, with the cover featuring three children playing basketball. A Twitter post from the team’s account says the book focuses on diversity and inclusion.

Kids who attend today’s game at the Bryce Jordan Center will be the first ones to receive a copy of the book. The Lady Lions play Cornell at noon today, December 21.

The post shared by the team also reminded fans that children aged 12 and under will get free admission for the next three home games at the Bryce Jordan Center. This includes today’s game against Cornell, December 30 against Rutgers, and January 7 against Purdue.

This isn’t the first time a children’s book has been created by members of Penn State’s basketball programs. Back in 2020, former Penn State hoops star Lamar Stevens released a children’s book that tells the story of his journey to becoming a Nittany Lion. The pictures in the book were illustrated by young adults and children with Down syndrome.

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