Reviews for Slam Dunk


Booklist Reviews 2013 March #1
Gr 4-7. "Series fiction in brief" READALIKES: guys read: the sports pages; kickoff (Barber); runnin' with the big dawgsIn the third episode of NBA All-Star Stoudemire's fictional but semiautobiographical series 6th grader Amar'e suffers a painful eye injury while prepping for a middle school exhibition tournament. Along with turning mild razzing into acceptance when he shows up in school with a patch (and then safety goggles), he muscles up in hopes of sinking his first slam dunk. As usual the b-ball action and jargon flies fast and free, friends and family receive positive depictions, and hard work leads to triumph on the court. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.

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Booklist Reviews 2013 July #1
In the third episode of NBA All-Star Stoudemire's fictional but semiautobiographical series, sixth-grader Amar'e suffers a painful eye injury while prepping for a middle-school exhibition tournament. Along with turning mild razzing into acceptance when he shows up in school with a patch (and then safety goggles), Amar'e muscles up in hopes of sinking his first slam dunk. As usual the b-ball action and jargon flies fast and free, friends and family receive positive depictions, and hard work leads to triumph on the court. Copyright 2013 Booklist Reviews.

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Horn Book Guide Reviews 2013 Fall
Based on the NBA star author's own life, this third entry continues Stoudemire's journey as a promising young player. Time spent improving his game creates tension between eleven-year-old Amar'e and his dad, but an eye-injury (and new goggles) provides a fresh perspective on friends, family, and basketball. While conflicts are easily resolved, the fresh dialogue and sports action will engage basketballers.

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