In his author-illustrator debut, Coretta Scott King-John Steptoe–and Africana Book Award–winning illustrator Charly Palmer spins a tall tale about a neighborhood basketball hero.
Have you ever heard of Gravity? No, not gravity. I'm talking about Gravity—the greatest ball player to ever lace up a pair of sneakers.
Gravity is the new kid on the Hillside Projects basketball team, the Eagles. He once jumped so high for a dunk that his teammates went out for ice cream before he came back down. With Gravity on their side, the Eagles feel unstoppable. But when they face off against the Flyers in the final round of Milwaukee's pick-up basketball tournament, they realize that it may take a little more than Gravity to bring them to victory.
Here is a clever, energetic story about the unsung superstars walking among us, complete with vivid art and heartfelt themes of teamwork, loyalty, friendship, and fun!
Author’s note. Full-color illustrations.
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