Basketball by Nora Raleigh Baskin
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Basketball clinics, a revolving door of coaches, incensed parents, and the importance of the right sneakers—is that what the game is about? Told from the perspective of four unlikely friends, Nora Raleigh Baskin's poignant novel focuses on the action, drama, and fun of playing ball and explores what it takes to be a winner of the game—both on the court and off.

 

About Nora Raleigh Baskin

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Nora Raleigh Baskin is the author of WHAT EVERY GIRL (EXCEPT ME) KNOWS, a Publishers Weekly Cuffie Award winner for Most Promising New Author, among other popular middle-grade novels. She lives in Weston, Connecticut.
 
Published October 5, 2010 by HarperCollins. 176 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Sixth-graders Hank, Nathan, Jeremy, and Anabel form a lasting friendship over the course of the North Bridge Sixth Grade Travel Basketball season, the setting for this school sports story.

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The demanding parents insist that their boy play every game, that the coach be fired --- coach after exasperated coach --- and that their child practice until he becomes the team's star player.

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