From the Publisher
Four players with one thing in common: the will to win
Malcolm wants to get to the NBA ASAP. Roko wants to be the pride
of his native Croatia. Crispin wants the girl of his dreams. M.J.
just wants a chance.
March Madness is in full swing, and there are only four teams left
in the NCAA basketball championship. The heavily favored Michigan
Spartans and the underdog Troy Trojans meet in the first game in
the semifinals, and it''s there that the fates of Malcolm, Roko,
Crispin, and M.J. intertwine. As the last moments tick down on the
game clock, you''ll learn how each player went from being a kid who
loved to shoot hoops to a powerful force in one of the most
important games of the year. Which team will leave the Superdome
victorious? In the end it will come down to which players have the
most skill, the most drive, and the most heart.
About the Author
Paul Volponi is the author of the critically acclaimed young
adult novel Black & White. From 1992 to 1998, he
taught adolescents on Rikers Island in New York City to read and
write. Mr. Volponi worked at a day treatment center like Daytop
teaching students and helping them prepare for the GED. Mr. Volponi
lives in New York City.
About the Book
Four players at the Final Four of the NCAA basketball tournament struggle with the pressures of tournament play and the expectations of society at large.
Published: March 6, 2012
Publisher: Viking USA
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0670012645
ISBN - 13: 9780670012640