The Real Slam Dunk by Charisse Richardson

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Marcus is excited! His class is about to meet a professional basketball player, just what Marcus plans on being when he grows up. But his hero says some surprising things about school and sports. In this engaging chapter book an African American boy learns to turn his hoop dreams into realistic, achievable ones.

About Charisse Richardson

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Kadir Nelson began drawing at the age of three, and painting at age ten. He won an art scholarship to study at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. After graduating with honors, he began his professional career as an artist. He has worked with numerous companies including Dreamworks, where he served as the lead conceptual artist for Amistad and Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron; Sports Illustrated; Coca-Cola; The United States Postal Service; and Major League Baseball. In 1999, he started collaborating with several notable authors on a series of picture books including Dancing in the Wings by Debbie Allen; Ellington Was Not a Street by Ntozake Shange; and Salt in His Shoes by Deloris and Roslyn Jordan. He won a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, a Caldecott Honor and an NAACP Image Award for illustrating Carol Boston Weatherford's Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom. He is the author and illustrator of We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball.
Published February 17, 2005 by Dial. 80 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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Though taller and perhaps a better athlete than her brother Marcus, Mia Robinson was only allowed to cheer for her sibling at his basketball games until now.

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But when Jason tells Marcus some things he didn't expect to hear about professional basketball, Marcus is confused.

Jan 30 2005 | Read Full Review of The Real Slam Dunk

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