This week, Bobbi-Sue speaks with children’s book author, Shelly Boyum-Breen. She is the author of the “Shelly Bean the Sports Queen” books. Growing up in MN, Shelly spent countless hours on the basketball court, neighborhood hockey rinks and local golf courses. She spent five years in the education field, coaching college and high school basketball and tennis. Boyum-Breen then worked with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx organization. Shelly served with the organization for four years and later moved into a sales consulting role serving the Lynx, the New York Liberty and the 10th Anniversary WNBA All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden.
Before writing the “Shelly Bean” series, Boyum-Breen was the Founder of Foundation IX and the Let Me Play grants supporting Minnesota girls’ participation in sports and fitness. She and Bobbi-Sue talk about the impact that sports had on them growing up, how it was their safe place, and how important it is for young girls and boys of all types to see themselves in books about sports.
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