Pick-Up Game: A Full Day of Full Court

Pick-Up Game: A Full Day of Full Court


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"Nine all-stars in the field of YA lit contribute stories. . . . An anthology of stand-alone stories that invite — no, demand — a straight read-through." — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)

Nine of YA literature’s top writers, including Walter Dean Myers, Rita Williams-Garcia, Adam Rapp, Joseph Bruchac, and Sharon Flake reveal how it all goes down in a searing collection of short stories, in which each one picks up where the previous one ends. Characters weave in and out of narratives, perspectives change, and emotions play out for a fluid and fast-paced ode to the game of street basketball. Crackling with humor, grit, and streetball philosophy, and featuring poems and photographs by Charles R. Smith Jr., this anthology is a slam dunk.

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ISBN-13: 9780763660680
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 10/09/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 210,603
Product dimensions: 5.62(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.57(d)
Lexile: 720L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 Years

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Nine all-stars in the field of YA lit contribute stories...an anthology of standalone stories that invite - no, demand - a straight read-through.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Tying all the stories together is a shared love and respect not only for the game itself, but also for the lavishly talented (and all-too-often fatally flawed) legends od New York City playground basketball. An outstanding collection that belongs in every high school library.
—School Library Journal

Superb stories by writers who know and love the game; and ode to the show.
—Kirkus Reviews

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Pick-Up Game: A Full Day of Full Court 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
lilibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A collection of short stories about pick-up basketball and a diverse set of characters set in New York City.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago