The power, strength, and determination of the game of basketball are captured in striking photographs and sizzling stories, poems, and personal reflections. From frustration to humor, joy, and triumph, this streetwise look at a favorite American pastime conveys all the passion and excitement of the sport.
About the Author
Charles R. Smith has traveled the United States and abroad to take photos for the NBA, SLAM, and Sports Illustrated. He is also an award-winning children’s author and poet, with more than 30 books to his credit. He’s won a Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration for his photographic illustration of Langston Hughes’s poem My People and a Coretta Scott King Honor Author Award for his Muhammad Ali biography, Twelve Rounds to Glory. He lives in Poughkeepsie, New York.