In These Girls, Hope Is a Muscle Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Madeleine Blais
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Essay Topic 1

How does author Madeleine Blais describe her relationship and history with team sports? What prompted the author to write In These Girls, Hope Is a Muscle? What do you think the author's objectives were in writing the book?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the setting of Amherst, Massachusetts. Where in the state is Amherst located? What colleges are established in Amherst? How does the author describe Amherst's inhabitants?

Essay Topic 3

How does the author explore and emphasize the themes of gender expectations and women's struggles for equality in athletics in the book? What are examples of bias against women sports? How have perceptions of women athletes changed?

Essay Topic 4

Discuss the main positions in basketball. How many positions are there? What role does each position play? What roles are assigned to the members of the Hurricanes?

Essay Topic 5

What atmosphere does the author illustrate for the opening of...

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