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The Real Slam Dunk

by Charisse K. Richardson illustrated by Kadir Nelson


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This action-packed chapter book scores points both on and off the court, thanks to vivid imagery, relatable characters, and an engaging story about what one boy learns from his basketball hero.

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Marcus Robinson may be a math whiz, but he lives for basketball. So when he hears that Jason Carter, his basketball idol, is coming to visit his school, Marcus is totally psyched! But meeting the baller isn't going to be easy. Marcus will need to win a math contest, figure out how to act around Jason, and make sure his much taller twin sister, Mia, doesn't make him look like a pipsqueak.

Mia is planning to write an article about the big meeting, and that makes Marcus even more nervous. But when the big day finally comes, Marcus is surprised when Carter suggests that being a professional basketball player is less fun than it seems, and that Marcus might be missing out on a bright future if his only focus is the game.

Readers will cheer Marcus on his fast break for success in this realistic and riveting read about basketball and big dreams.

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Product Details

    • Grades: 2 - 4
    • Ages: 7 - 10
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 80 pages
  • Dimensions: 5 1/4" x 7 5/8"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-439-87311-6