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Strong to the Hoop


Strong to the Hoop

by John Coy
Lee & Low Books

Chronicles the story of 10-year-old James as he tries to hold his own and prove himself on the basketball court when the older boys finally ask him to join them in a game. Leslie Jean-Bart's photos convey the gritty pace of the game.


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Ideas to Explore Together

Before you read: What do you think makes a good basketball player?

After you read: Have you ever been in the same situtation as James? If so, how did you feel? If not, what would you have done in the same situtation?


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