Slam Dunk (STAT: Standing Tall and Talented Series #3)

Slam Dunk (STAT: Standing Tall and Talented Series #3)

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by Amar'e Stoudemire, Tim Jessell
     
 

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Young Amar'e Stoudemire is back in the all-star basketball adventure--STAT: Standing Tall and Talented!

Eleven-year-old Amar'e Stoudemire has been playing so much basketball lately it feels like he doesn't have time to do all the things he used to love. His team needs him because he is one of the best players on the court despite also being one of the

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Overview

Young Amar'e Stoudemire is back in the all-star basketball adventure--STAT: Standing Tall and Talented!

Eleven-year-old Amar'e Stoudemire has been playing so much basketball lately it feels like he doesn't have time to do all the things he used to love. His team needs him because he is one of the best players on the court despite also being one of the youngest.

When some of the older kids get on Amar'e for not being able to dunk, he sets a goal to make that happen soon. But when Amar'e's playing time is put on hold, he'll have to come to terms with all of the other things he's been neglecting.

Based on the life of All-Star NBA sensation Amar'e Stoudemire, who overcame many obstacles to become one of the most popular figures in sports today.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Joyce Rice
Eleven-year-old Amar'e Stoudemire is always playing basketball. He is one of the best players in his neighborhood, even though he is one of the youngest. Amar'e lives with his dad and his older brother Junior. Amar'e knows that he should be helping his dad with the family's lawn care business, and choosing to play basketball instead has strained their relationship. Amar'e does not understand why his dad cannot see that he is really good at basketball and that it could bring him some success in his young life. The one basketball move that Amar'e would like to be able to do that he has not yet been able to is dunk. When Amar'e injures his eye during the game and has to be out of team practices for a week, his friends pitch in to help him use the time to learn to dunk. Their first method is to put backpacks on both Amar'e's front and back, and then load them with books until he is carrying enough additional weight to act as resistance. Next, his buddies have him exercise with this weight and learn to run up and down stairs with the additional weight. Because of the injury, Amar'e has to wear an eye patch but he knows that he can still be cool with his friends if he accepts the patch with confidence. Amar'e persistence in improving his game eventually wins over his friends, his dad, and his coach. This is the third book in Amar'e Stoudemire's "STAT" series, based loosely on his life. Reluctant readers will enjoy the story's simplicity and inclusion of familiar events. The author addresses family relationships, the reward of persistence, and personal accountability. This is an excellent series for the ages indicated. Reviewer: Joyce Rice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545387613
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Series:
STAT Series, #3
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
152,301
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Amar'e Stoudemire, Captain of the New York Knicks and a six-time NBA All-Star, is a well-respected professional basketball player who has left his mark on the game and the community through his award winning outreach. He is focused on creatively inspiring youth to avoid poverty through education. He is the father of three children.

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