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Pamela Grundy and Susan Shackelford live across the street from each other in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Pamela has written extensively on the cultural history of sports, education, and the American South. Her other books include Color & Character: West Charlotte High and the American Struggle over Educational EqualityLearning to Win: Sports, Education and Social Change in Twentieth-Century North Carolina, and the co-written (with Ben Radar) American Sports: From the Age of Folk Games to the Age of the Internet. She is currently working on a biography of basketball and tennis great Ora Washington, to be published by Yale University Press.

Susan is a lifetime basketball fan, and the first female sports editor of UNC Chapel Hill’s Daily Tar Heel. She has written on sports for the Associated Press, the Miami Herald, the Charlotte Observer, the Raleigh News & Observer and the Greensboro (N.C.) Daily News. She has recently completed Hoops and Heroes, a history of the Army women’s basketball team that began when women first arrived at West Point in 1976.