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Point guard

by Lupica, Mike,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 8 copies
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Baldwin Borough Library Juvenile Fiction J LUP
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Northland Public Library Children's Fiction J FIC LUPICA
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Plum Community Library Juvenile Fiction J FIC LUP
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction CHECKED OUT
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Summary
Gus and Cassie have always been on the same team off the field, but in this third novel in New York Times bestselling author Mike Lupica's Home Team series can they stay friends when they're on the same court?

Everyone assumes that Gus, whose family is from the Dominican Republic, is a baseball guy. But this year Gus is even more excited about basketball than any other sport he's ever played. He's been practicing some new moves and lately he's more surprised when he misses his shot than when he scores. Plus now that he's convinced his friend Teddy to try out for the team and Jack's shoulder is healed, it looks like Walton's home team will be unstoppable.

But this isn't going to be the season Gus expected, because their team is getting a new player--and she just happens to be one of his best friends. Gus knows Cassie is more than good enough to compete on the boys' team, and besides they really do need a point guard, so why isn't he able to shake the feeling that she belongs on their bleachers rather than their bench? And to make matters worse, with their center Steve Kerrigan constantly making comments about his Dominican heritage, and Steve's dad voicing his views on immigration as he runs for office, Gus is starting to wonder if he really belongs in Walton after all.

Can Gus find a way to bring the home team together both on and off the court, or will all these prejudices block their shot at a winning season?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Lupica trots his Home Team ensemble out onto the court for a whirl of fast-break hoops action threaded with provocative personal issues. Gus Morales is upset when his intensely competitive friend Cassie tries out for the boys' town basketball team. To Cassie and everyone else, his disturbance reads as a case of prejudice an accusation he stoutly denies. Cassie's vitriolic refusal to talk things out and some of her behavior after she makes the team only solidifies Gus' suspicion that she's out to win at any cost rather than be the best teammate (or friend) that she can be. Is he right or just rationalizing? Is her attitude justified or just a sign of selfishness? Lupica leaves it to readers to decide (and perhaps give their own buried attitudes a fresh once-over) as he carries the Walton Warriors through a series of dramatic last-second wins and losses. A subplot featuring racially charged local and student elections that directly mirror 2016's ugly presidential campaign will, hopefully, become less topical over time.--Peters, John Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series The home team
Subjects Basketball -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Prejudices -- Fiction.
Dominican Americans -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2017
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 265 pages ; 22 cm.
ISBN 9781481410038
1481410032
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