Cal knows because he, too, once had the chance--but sold out. In my opinion, it is one of the finest young adult books of the year, or of recent times, and I would give it three and a half stars. A book like this one could have all too easily fallen into cliche plot lines, but Walter Dean Myers clearly was willing to put some special effort into the crafting of this sport narrative, completely unwilling to let it degenerate into nothing but an action-packed sports book.
In he quit high school and joined the Army Reserve. He also volunteers at schools in Jersey City where he now lives.
Inhe received his degree from Empire State College. His mother died very early in his life-an event that propelled him into experiences that later influenced him to write. You could let it die by just looking the other way—you know, some of those Asian people say they don't kill nothing, but they'll take a fish out of water and lay it on the ground and then say it just died on its own—you can do that with a dream, too.
He lives in Harlem, but he doesn't want to be like the people in Harlem who can play but has gone the wrong way. Cal anonymously makes a change to the lineup of a very impact game for Lonnie.
It was difficult for Myers' father to raise eight children alone, and eventually, a nearby couple, Herbert and Florence Dean, took in three-year old Walter and moved to Harlem, New York.
While all the young black men in the neighborhood seem to have given up, Drew knows he can be an NBA star if he just gets the chance.
What is the summary on game by Walter Dean Myers. Statistics dealing with scoring, rebounding, steals and blocked shot averages can all be covered in math statistics class as well.
But they're doing that because they're teaching the players to be team players instead giving the spotlight to a star player.
Even though Drew is a great player there was no way he could carry the team on his shoulders and he finally realizes that. I recommend reading it.
Slam is a very good book that shows how a kid from the streets that has a talent can rise from adversity and how his struggles off the court can effect him on the court. His coach, Cal, knows Lonnie has what it takes to be a pro-basketball player, but warns him about giving in to the pressure.
He has three grown children. Drew realizes one of them named Tomas is good and coach does to. Army when he was What is the summary of the book slam by Walter Dean Myers. Walter is a vivid writer who exemplifies the street life and portrays it to the reader. A book like this one coul "If you know you don't have a win, then there's no use for you being in the game.
And so inappropriate parts that might frighten young readers. Thomas was a white kid playing on an all black team. But the author should talk more about Drew when he's not playing basketball or when he's not at school.
When the season starts Drew is told that halfway through the season colleges start to recruit players. He really has an excellent feel for the game and the subtle visual ways that it unfolds out on the hardwood, and this deep understanding allowed the novel to read, at times, like the watching of a tight basketball game.
Off the court, he is trying to cope with a dying grandmother, his best friend possibly dealing drugs, a love interest, and an alcoholic father. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement in literature.
The book its self has a whole lot of drama like when Lonnie is having trouble with his Basketball coach, and his girl friend.
As a child, Walter developed a great love for literature and poetry. But I liked the whole book. As soon as Thomas came he was the star. Together Thomas and Drew played competing for glory scouts and girls. HOOPS - MYERS, WALTER DEAN - NEW PAPERBACK BOOK. $ Free shipping.
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