Hoop Crazy (Chip Hilton Sports Series #6)by Clair Bee
When a stranger arrives in Valley Falls, it's not long before the whole town is buzzing with excitement and rumors. But is this mysterious man really a great ballplayer, or is he just playing the people of Valley Falls for a bunch of hoop-crazy fools? In this dramatic and suspenseful story, Chip is forced to face the challenges of peer pressure and mob mentality. By helping a new black student earn a place on the Big Red team, he confronts the racism and bitter jealousies of rivals. To help Coach Rockwell and preserve the town's reputation, the Valley Falls team braves prejudice, threats, and even a full-blown blizzard just to play a fair game of basketball. It's a final high school season filled with hidden secrets and unexpected rivalries as Chip uncovers the secret identity of the stranger and learns the true colors of his colleagues.
The Chip Hilton Sports series has inspired and influenced young people for five decades. Now, today's youth can gain lasting values following the adventures of Chip Hilton, the sports-loving hero who will capture their hearts and direct them toward developing strong determination and character.
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