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Growing Up on the Basketball Court
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  Cover Art: Pick-up Game Pick-up Game
A series of short stories by such authors as Walter Dean Myers, Rita Williams-Garcia, and Joseph Bruchac, interspersed with poems and photographs, provides different perspectives on a game of streetball played one steamy July day at the West 4th Street court in New York City known as The Cage.
170 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Longshot Allred, Lance
Longshot
The NBA's first legally deaf player recounts his childhood on a polygamist compound in Montana, the difficulties he faced playing collegiate basketball, his brief time playing professionally in Europe, and the success that brought him to the NBA.
250 p. 2009
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Box Out Coy, John
Box Out
High school sophomore Liam jeopardizes his new position on the varsity basketball team when he decides to take a stand against his coach who is leading prayers before games and enforcing teamwide participation.
276 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: You Know Who Girls Hesik, Annameekee
You Know Who Girls
Abbey Brooks, Gila High freshman-to-be, never thought a hellish day of shopping at the mall with her best friend, Kate, could change her life. But when she orders French fries from the flirtatious Hot Dog on a Stick Chick, she gets more than deep-fried potatoes. Abbey tries to ignore the weird, happy feeling in her gut, but that proves to be as impossible as avoiding the very insistent (and--rumor has it--very lesbian) players on Gila High's girl's basketball team.
280 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Boost Mackel, Kathryn
Boost
Thirteen-year-old Savvy's dreams of starting for her elite basketball team are in danger when she is accused of taking steroids.
248 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Dream Team McCallum, Jack
Dream Team
In Dream Team, acclaimed sports journalist Jack McCallum delivers the untold story of the greatest team ever assembled: the 1992 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team that captivated the world, kindled the hoop dreams of countless children around the planet, and remade the NBA into a global sensation.
352 p. 2012
Adult Nonfiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Game Myers, Walter Dean
Game
If Harlem high school senior Drew Lawson is going to realize his dream of playing college, then professional, basketball, he will have to improve at being coached and being a team player, especially after a new--white--student threatens to take the scouts' attention away from him.
218 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book MYERS
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  Cover Art: Boy21 Quick, Matthew
Boy21
Finley, an unnaturally quiet boy who is the only white player on his high school's varsity basketball team, lives in a dismal Pennsylvania town that is ruled by the Irish mob, and when his coach asks him to mentor a troubled African American student who has transferred there from an elite private school in California, he finds that they have a lot in common in spite of their apparent differences.
250 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Upgrade U Simone, Ni-Ni
Upgrade U
Life is poppin' and seventeen-year-old Seven McKnight is rockin' Stiles University's hottest baller, Josiah Whitaker, on her arm when it all falls apart. With groupies threatening her basketball wife status and Josiah's dreams of the NBA blowing up his ego, Seven finds herself in a tailspin...should she stay or leave?
276 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Standing Tall Stringer, C. Vivian
Standing Tall
Coal miner's daughter, gifted athlete, and head coach of the Rutgers University Scarlet Knights, C. Vivian Stringer tells her story of facing punishing odds yet managing to carry her burdens with grace and lead her team twice to the national championships.
291 p. 2008
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Final Four Volponi, Paul
The Final Four
Four players at the Final Four of the NCAA basketball tournament struggle with the pressures of tournament play and the expectations of society at large.
244 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Rucker Park Setup Volponi, Paul
Rucker Park Setup
While playing in a crucial basketball game on the very court where his best friend was murdered, Mackey tries to come to terms with his own part in that murder and decide whether to maintain his silence or tell J.R.'s father and the police what really happened.
149 p. 2007
Teen Fiction Book
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