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by Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-2014,

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Teen Department - Teen Fiction TEEN PAPERBACK Myers
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Teen Department - Teen Fiction
Call Number  TEEN PAPERBACK Myers
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA MYERS Walter Dean
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
Call Number  YA MYERS Walter Dean
Upper St. Clair Township Library Teen Fiction TEEN SPORTS MYERS
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
Collection  Teen Fiction

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

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 Reviews
Booklist Review: "Skeptical of authority and afraid of emotional commitment, 18-year-old basketball talent Lonnie Jackson is particularly suspicious of Cal Jones, former pro-ball player and sometime wino, who takes over coaching Lonnie's Harlem youth team. (S 15 81)"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Basketball players -- 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.
Basketball stories.
Young adult fiction.
Publisher New York :2012
Language English
Notes "Based on an original screenplay by John Ballard."
Description 183 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780307976116
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