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    STAT #3: Slam Dunk: Standing Tall and Talented

    STAT #3: Slam Dunk: Standing Tall and Talented

    by Amar'e Stoudemire and Tim Jessell

    Eleven-year-old Amar'e Stoudemire has let basketball take over the majority of his time. But he's so focused on playing, he hasn't been helping out his dad at work as much. Amar'e is one of the best players on the court, but because he's on a team with older kids, they give him a hard time that he can't dunk. After receiving a minor eye injury, Amar'e must take some time off from competing. This allows him some time to bond with dad. It also gives him time to practice. With hard work and support from his friends Mike and Deuce, Amar'e will throw down a monster dunk and bring the glory back to his home court.

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    Walter Dean Myers Grades 9-12

    Walter Dean Myers Grades 9-12

    This collection of titles from Walter Dean Myers was hand selected to provide you with the best books at the best prices.

    See below for complete list of titles. Appropriate titles of equal value may be substituted if any of the listed titles are unavailable at shipping time.

    Title list:
    • Bad Boy*
    • The Cruisers
    • Monster*
    • Riot
    • Slam!*
    • Sunrise Over Fallujah*





    * Titles may contain language or content considered inappropriate for younger readers.

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    Walter Dean Myers Grades 9-12
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Interest Level:
7-9

Lexile Framework:
750L

Grade Level Equivalent:
4.8

Guided Reading Level:
W

Age:
12-14

Subject:
Basketball, Achievement and Success, Challenges and Overcoming Obstacles, Anger, School Sports, African American, Friends and Friendship, Responsibility, High School, Substance Abuse Experiences, Violence and Crime

About This Book

Seventeen-year-old Greg "Slam" Harris can do it all on the basketball court. He's quick enough to handle the point guard slot and, as his tag implies, he can slam dunk at will. His temper is like his game, hard and fast.

Slam's grades aren't so hot, though. He knows it, but he doesn't want to hear it. And when his teachers jam his troubles in his face, he blows up.

Slam has seen ballplayers come and go and knows he could be one of the lucky ones. Maybe he'll make it all the way to the big arenas, or maybe, like his man Ice, he'll stumble along the way. He never doubted himself on the court until he found himself going one-on-one with his own future, and he didn't have the ball.

Newbery Honor author Walter Dean Myers calls on his own Harlem background in this raw and gritty story of a young basketball player coming of age and trying to make it on the unforgiving courts of the city.


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