|Format:||Print Book 2012|
|Availability:||Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies|
By the groundbreaking author of the award-winning Monster- a visionary who influenced and inspired a generation-this fast-paced and poignant story reveals the fierce underworld of sports.
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?
An ALA-YALSA Best Book for Young Adults
AWARDS FOR WALTER DEAN MYERS:
New York Times Bestselling Author
3-Time National Book Award Finalist
Michael L. Printz Award
5 Coretta Scott King Awards
2 Newbery Honors
National Ambassador for Young People's Literature (2012-2013)
Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement
Children's Literature Legacy Award
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
-- Juvenile fiction.
African American teenagers -- Juvenile fiction.
Basketball players -- Fiction.
African American teenagers -- Fiction.
Basketball -- Fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
|Publisher|| New York :2012
"Based on an original screenplay by John Ballard."
183 pages ; 21 cm