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  Pick-Up Game
A Full Day of Full Court

 
 

author: _Multiple or No Contributors
illustrator: Charles R. Smith

Itís one steamy July day at the West 4th Street Court in NYC, otherwise known as The Cage. Hotshot 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-eightand-a-half-inch Chester. Nine of YA literatureís top writers, including Walter Dean Myers, Rita Williams-Garcia, Adam Rapp, Joseph Bruchac, and Sharon Flake reveal how it all goes down in a searing collection of short stories, in which each one picks up where the previous 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 and photographs by Charles R. Smith Jr., this anthology is a slam dunk.
 

pub date: 02/2011
isbn #: 0763645621
price (U.S.): $15.99

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Listen to a sample of Pick-Up Game short story "Cage Run" by Walter Dean Meyers   
 
Listen to a sample of Pick-Up Game short story "He's Gotta Have It" by Rita Williams-Garcia   
 
Listen to a sample of Pick-Up Game short story "Head Game" by Joseph Bruchac   
 
Listen to a sample of Pick-Up Game short story "Just Shane" by Adam Rapp   
 
Listen to a sample of Pick-Up Game short story "Laws of Motion" by Bruce Brooks   
 
Listen to a sample of Pick-Up Game short story "Mira Mira" by Willie Perdomo   
 
Listen to a sample of Pick-Up Game short story "Practice Don't Make Perfect" by Robert Burleigh   
 
Listen to a sample of Pick-Up Game short story "The Shoot" by Robert Lipsyte   
 
Listen to a sample of Pick-Up Game short story "Virgins Are Lucky" by Sharon G Flake   
 
 
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