Grades 3 - 7
Grade level Equivalent: 4.4
Lexile Measure®: Not Available
DRA: Not Available
Guided Reading: Not Available
- Realistic Fiction
- Challenges and Overcoming Obstacles
- Cooperation and Teamwork
About This Book
STAT: Standing Tall and Talented. A slam-dunk new fiction series from NBA superstar Amar'e Stoudemire!
Eleven-year-old Amar'e Stoudemire has finally realized that out of all his hobbies, basketball is his true passion. Amar'e starts competing in tournaments with his two best friends, Deuce and Mike, and they are winning. While they play great together as a team, the real reason for their success is Amar'e's incredible abilities. He's carrying them. After a few big wins, Amar'e starts getting attention from some of the older, more elite players in Lake Wales. They all want him to join their squads. Amar'e wants to elevate his game and the only way to do that is to move on but his friends feel like he's leaving them behind. Without Amar'e they're barely contenders plus he never seems to have time for them anymore.
Based on the life of All-Star NBA sensation Amar'e Stoudemire, who overcame many obstacles to become one of the most popular figures in sports today.