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Shot Clock



by
Caron Butler ,Justin A. Reynolds

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
HarperCollins
Imprint
Katherine Tegen
ISBN
9780063069596
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Crime: Gang/Organized Crime , Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism , Violence: Graphic Descriptions , Violence: Gun Violence
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Former NBA all-star Caron Butler and acclaimed author Justin A. Reynolds tip off a middle grade series in which each book centers on a different young member of an AAU basketball team coached by a former NBA star in his hometown. In the first book, Tony must work to make the team while dealing with the tragedy of his friend’s death.

Tony loves basketball. But the game changed recently when his best friend, Dante, a hoops phenom and the kid he looked up to the most, was killed by a police officer. Tony and his community—Oasis Springs—are dealing with the grief, even as justice for his friend seems fleeting. Tony hopes he can carry on Dante’s legacy by making the Sabres, the AAU basketball team Dante took to two national championships.

The Sabres are one of the best teams around—after all, not every team has a former NBA all-star as its coach. Coach James likes what he sees from Tony at tryouts, but he still doesn’t make the team. Tony takes the devastating news hard until Coach James offers him another chance: join the team as the statistician.

Tony has a sharp mind for the game, and with help from Kiara, Coach James’s daughter, he makes an impact in this new role, even if it’s hard watching his friends play. As the team finds its stride, Tony faces another setback—the officer who killed his friend will be back on the job. With his community reeling and the team just finding its footing on the court, can Tony find a path to healing while helping to bring the Sabres a championship?

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Crime: Gang/Organized Crime , Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism , Violence: Graphic Descriptions , Violence: Gun Violence

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

304

Trim Size

8 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

4.9: points 8

Lexile

790L

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jan 2023

Book Genres

Realistic Fiction, Sports

Topics

Basketball. Grief. Police shootings. Sports and recreation. Community. Competition. Friendship. Family life.

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