Grades 9 - 12
Grade level Equivalent: 5.5
Lexile® Measure: 850L
Guided Reading: W
- Young Adult
- African American
- Prejudice and Tolerance Experiences
- Negative Stereotypes
About This Book
Jimmy Doyle is the best basketball player ever to come out of Granham, Minnesota. It doesn't sound like much, but Jimmy can play — and the people putting together an American "Dream Team" know it.
But when he is offered a starting position on the team, bound for an international tournament in Rome, Jimmy doesn't realize how tough he'll have to play, both on and off the court.
When the Dream Team arrives in Italy, some of the fans don't like Jimmy's teammates — or the color of their skin. Jimmy's first taste of international stardom becomes a nightmare of hate and racism when the fans try to make the Dream Team's next game their last.