In Native American tradition, "counting coup" meant literally touching one's enemy in battle & living to tell about it. Now it means playing winning hoops & dominating one's opponent. Counting Coup is the story of the girls' varsity basketball team of Hardin High School in Crow, Montana. The team is comprised of both Crow Indian & White girls, & is led by Sharon Laforge, a moody, undisciplined, yet talented Native American who hopes to be the first female player from Hardin to earn a basketball scholarship to college. Larry Colton shows readers the hardscrabble existence of a rural small town beset by racism, alcoholism, & domestic violence, & in so doing produces a touching, heartfelt, & beautifully written true story that will leave readers cheering for the girls they have come to know. * Warner has had success with nonfiction sports stories featuring women's teams. In These Girls, Hope is a Muscle (1996), by Madeleine Blais, chronicles the championship season of a high school basketball team & went from an initial printing of 24,000 paperback copies to over 72,500 copies in print. The acclaimed Little Girls in Pretty Boxes (Warner, 1996), by Joan Ryan, an account of elite female gymnasts & figure skaters, has grossed over 70,000 paperback copies. * The bestselling Friday Night Lights (Addison Wesley, 1989) by Buzz Bissinger details the winning season of a Texas high school football team & sold over 125,000 hardcover copies. * Larry Colton is the author of the critically acclaimed Goat Brothers (Doubleday, 1993) & writes for a variety of publications, including Sports Illustrated(R) & The New York Times Magazine.Colton, Larry is the author of 'Counting Coup: A True Story of Basketball and Honor on the Little Big Horn' with ISBN 9780446526838 and ISBN 0446526835.