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Pick-Up Game

A Full Day of Full Court
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It's one single steamy July day at the West 4th Street Court in NYC, otherwise known as the Cage. Hotshot baller ESPN is wooing the scouts, Boo is struggling to guard the weird new guy named Waco, a...
It's one single steamy July day at the West 4th Street Court in NYC, otherwise known as the Cage. Hotshot baller ESPN is wooing the scouts, Boo is struggling to guard the weird new guy named Waco, a...
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  • It's one single steamy July day at the West 4th Street Court in NYC, otherwise known as the Cage. Hotshot baller ESPN is wooing the scouts, Boo is struggling to guard the weird new guy named Waco, a Spike Lee wannabe has video rolling, and virgin Irene is sizing up six-foot-eight-and-a-half-inch-tall Chester. Nine of YA literature's top writers reveal how it all goes down in this searing novel in short stories that ingeniously pick up where the last one ends. Characters weave in and out of narratives, perspectives change, and emotions play out for a fluid and fast-paced ode to the game. Crackling with humor, grit, and streetball philosophy, and featuring poems by Charles R. Smith Jr., this anthology is a slam dunk. Who's got next? One day One court Ten voices

 
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  • Marc Aronson has a doctorate in American history and is a member of the graduate faculty in the library school at Rutgers. He is an editor and author of many award-winning books for young people, including War Is...Soldiers, Survivors, and Storytellers Talk About War, which he co-edited with Patty Campbell. Marc Aronson lives in New Jersey.
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  • AudioFile Magazine Some of YA literature's brightest lights offer interlinked short stories, interspersed with poems by Charles R. Smith, Jr., all set on and around a Greenwich Village basketball court. There's some trash talk and rough language but never anything that would give this other than a PG rating. The cadences of the narrators are lilting, fast, sassy, and smart. They express feelings of joy about the game and sound as though they're performing jazz. The cast is wide and varied--white, Puerto Rican, Native American, African- American, old, young, male, female--and all sound authentic. A subtle background sound of people playing basketball whenever one of the poems is read makes for great ambience. Listeners will find themselves enthralled. G.D. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2012 Audies Finalist (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine
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