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An exciting, eye-catching repackage of acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers' bestselling paperbacks, to coincide with the publication of SUNRISE OVER FALLUJA in hardcover.

Seventeen-year-old Greg "Slam" Harris can do it all on the basketball court. He's seen ballplayers come and go, and he knows he could be one of the lucky ones. Maybe he'll make it to the top. Or maybe he'll stumble along the way. Slam's grades aren't that hot. And when his teachers jam his troubles in his face, he blows up.

Slam never doubted himself on the court until he found himself going one-on-one with his own future, and he didn't have the ball.

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Greg "Slam" Harris can do it all on the basketball court. He knows he's got what it takes to go all the way to the top. Slam's grades aren't so hot, though, and when his teachers jam his troubles in his face, he blows up.

About the Author

Walter Dean Myers is the 2012 - 2013 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. He is the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author an award-winning body of work which includes, SOMEWHERE IN THE DARKNESS, SLAM!, and MONSTER. Mr. Myers has received two Newbery Honor medals, five Coretta Scott King Author Awards, and three National Book Award Finalists citations. In addition, he is the winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award. He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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username921, February 12, 2008 (view all comments by username921)
WELL MRS.paula122452

I FIND YOUR LITTLE CLASSROOM IS RUN VERY BAD.
DO YOU HAVE SOME KIND OF HATE AGAINST GIRLS?
BECAUSE GIRLS PLAY BASKETBALL TOO... AND YOU ARE OFFENDING EVERYONE BY ONLY SAYING THAT THE BOYS GET TO DO THE BASKETBALL AND NOT THE GIRLS. MABEY THE GIRLS DONT WANT TO WRITE THE STUPID ENDING OF THE BOOK. I THINK THE BOYS SHoULD WRITE THAT. AND A MATTER OF FACT, I THINK YOU SHOULD TOO. BESIDES NOBODY wOULD waNT TO READ YOURS ANYWAYS.
PAULA YOU ARE RUNNING YOUR CLASSROOM WRITE DOWN TO THE GrOUND AND I THINK WE ALL NEED TO COME TOGETHER AND PUT A STOP to thiS BEFORE IT BECOMES WORSE.

thank you =]

Takari
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jomof23, December 2, 2007 (view all comments by jomof23)
I thought this book was very good. I related to this book very well. Coming up in the ghetto or the hood and being a basketball and football player in high-school it really hit home. I would recomend this book to anyone espically guys or gals that are into sports and playing in Jr. High or High School and have dreams of going to the next level
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paula122452, September 3, 2007 (view all comments by paula122452)
As a teacher, I am always in search of good reading material for my 8th grade Lang Arts students. They need more books that are relative and reflect situations in their own lives and communities. SLAM is one of those books. I have taught this book as a required Essential Literature book required by the Board of Education in our school district. I have found many ideas from this book including journaling, visual and other art projects (my school is an arts magnet school and we try to incooperate our students gifts and talents in their academic classes as well), and definitely writing essays. I have also involved other members of my staff to co-teach across the curriculum in their subject matters and the students have truly enjoyed it. This year, my students (some of which are basketball players) are going to combine writing the final basketball scene between Ice and Slam and actually "producing" it and playing the game and inviting parents to see the game in action! The boys are going to create a basketball book of terms (mini book) and the girls are going to extend the end of the story to include college, marriage and family between Mtisha and Greg. I have been overwhelmed with pride at the ideas the students have helped to come up with and the fact that the black and white students alike, have found some reality and hope in this book and have found reading to be fun and a life-learning experience.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780590486682
Author:
Myers, Walter Dean
Publisher:
Scholastic Paperbacks
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Adolescence
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
School & Education
Subject:
Prejudices
Subject:
Basketball
Subject:
High schools
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Basketball
Subject:
Prejudices -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Point Signature
Publication Date:
19981101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in
Age Level:
12-17

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