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Covington Branch YA MYERS W (Text) 33126019593163 YA Fiction Available -
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  • ISBN: 0307976114 (trade pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780307976116 (trade pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 183 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Ember ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Ember, 2012, c1981.

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General Note: "Based on an original screenplay by John Ballard with additional material by Dennis Watlington."--T.p.verso.
Originally published in hardcover in the United States: New York : Delacorte Press, 1981.
Summary, etc.: A teenage basketball player from Harlem is befriended by a former professional player who, after being forced to quit because of a point shaving scandal, hopes to prevent other young athletes from repeating his mistake.
Subject: African American teenagers Fiction
Basketball players Fiction
Basketball Fiction

  • Baker & Taylor
    Seventeen-year-old Lonnie Jackson sees the city-wide basketball Tournament of Champions as a possible escape from Harlem but fears the pressures that have sidelined his coach, Cal.
  • Random House, Inc.

    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

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