Hoops

Hoops

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by Walter Dean Myers
     
 

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An ALA-YALSA Best Book for Young Adults

New Bonus Content:
-Q&A with Walter Dean Myers
-Q&A with screenwriter John Ballard
-Teaser chapter from On a Clear Day
-Excerpt from 145th Street

All eyes are on seventeen-year-old Lonnie Jackson while he practices with his team for a city-wide basketball Tournament of

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An ALA-YALSA Best Book for Young Adults

New Bonus Content:
-Q&A with Walter Dean Myers
-Q&A with screenwriter John Ballard
-Teaser chapter from On a Clear Day
-Excerpt from 145th Street

All eyes are on seventeen-year-old Lonnie Jackson while he practices with his team for a city-wide basketball Tournament of Champions. His coach, Cal, knows Lonnie has what it takes to be a pro basketball player, but warns him about giving in to the pressure. Cal knows because he, too, once had the chance—but sold out.

As the tournament nears, Lonnie learns that some heavy bettors want Cal to keep him on the bench so that the team will lose the championship. As the last seconds of the game tick away, Lonnie and Cal must make a decision. Are they willing to blow the chance of a lifetime?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307976116
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
02/14/2012
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
70,458
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
740L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

What People are saying about this

Earl Monroe
"Hoops, to me, captures growing up on the streets of Harlem. Basketball is presented not as a sure way out of the ghetto, but as one way for kids to get in touch with the confidence needed to deal with their everyday realities... It is rare to find a story that takes the time to honestly and sensitively explore black men, women, and kids." -- Earl "The Pearly" Monroe, former captain, The New York Knicks

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