Slam Dunk! by Sharon Robinson

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The sequel to Safe at Home and a high-interest sports novel from the author of Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America.

In this lively sequel to Safe At Home, Elijah "Jumper" Breeze is settling into his new home in Harlem-though it hasn't been easy since his father died and his mother moved them from the suburbs.

Still, he made friends at summer camp and he's eager to see them at his new middle school. Jumper is looking forward to hitting the books and hitting the court for some serious b-ball. Then his best friend, Kelvin, talks him into running for student council and suddenly life gets a lot more complicated!

About Sharon Robinson

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Sharon Robinson, daughter of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, is the author of several works of fiction and nonfiction. She has also written several widely praised nonfiction books about her father, including JACKIE'S NINE: BECOMING YOUR BEST SELF and PROMISES TO KEEP: HOW JACKIE ROBINSON CHANGED AMERICA.
Published January 1, 2007 by Scholastic Inc.. 160 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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After Carter points out the obvious facts—that most athletes do not become professional athletes, athletes often get injured and athletes need to have other interests—young Marcus thinks more about his mathematical talents.

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In this sequel to Safe at Home (2006), Jumper can outshoot his basketball coach, rap a catchy song with good friends and use these skills to captivate the student body into electing him for student council.

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Nia asks Jumper to invite Marcus to join the basketball team in hopes of getting him involved and more comfortable.

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