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The Moves Make the Man

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Bix Rivers has disappeared, and who's going to tell his story? His stepfather? Man, that dude does not know Bix deep. Can Bix's momma tell you? I reckon not--she is crazy in the hospital. Ain't nobody but me understands worth a penny.

First time I saw Bixx was at a baseball game. He was a shortstop, supreme. I didn't want to start liking this flashy cracker with a momma in a high-style black dress. But Bix got me, baby.

And then it was me, Jerome Foxworthy, doing hoops privately in the woods and getting my moves down, when Bix showed up. I taught him all I knew--even thugh he wanted to play everything straight, not fake it. Because he had one game coming up wehre he'd need all the moves to put his life together again...

1985 Newbery Honor Book

Notable Children's Books of 1984 (ALA)

1985 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA)

1985 Boston Globe?Horn Book Award for Fiction

Best Books of 1984 (SLJ)

100 Favorite Paperbacks 1989 (IRA/CBC)

"Best of the 80's" Young Adult Novels (English Journal)

Synopsis:

First time I saw Bix was at a baseball game. He was a shortstop, supreme. I didn't want to start liking this flashy cracker with a momma in a high-style black dress. But Bix got me, baby. Next thing I knew, there I was, Jerome Foxworthy, doing hoops privately in the woods and getting my moves down, when Bix showed up. I taught him all I knew-- even though he wanted to play everything straight, not fake it. Because he had one game coming up where he'd need all the moves to put his life together again ...

-- The Jayfox

About the Author

Bruce Brooks was born in Virginia and began writing fiction at age ten. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1972 and from the University Of Iowa Writer's Workshop in 1980. He has worked as a newspaper reporter, a magazine writer, newsletter editor, movie critic, teacher and lecturer.

Bruce Brooks has twice received the Newbery Honor, first in 1985 for Moves Make the Man, and again in 1992 for What Hearts. He is also the author of Everywhere, Midnight Hour Encores, Asylum for Nightface, Vanishing, and Throwing Smoke. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780064470223
Author:
Brooks, Bruce
Publisher:
HarperTrophy
Author:
by Bruce Brooks
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Social Situations - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Basketball
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Basketball
Subject:
Emotional problems
Subject:
Friendship -- Fiction.
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Basketball players
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Friendship
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
1131
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
6.98x4.19x.56 in. .28 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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"Synopsis" by , First time I saw Bix was at a baseball game. He was a shortstop, supreme. I didn't want to start liking this flashy cracker with a momma in a high-style black dress. But Bix got me, baby. Next thing I knew, there I was, Jerome Foxworthy, doing hoops privately in the woods and getting my moves down, when Bix showed up. I taught him all I knew-- even though he wanted to play everything straight, not fake it. Because he had one game coming up where he'd need all the moves to put his life together again ...

-- The Jayfox

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