RiMShots: Basketball Pix, Rolls, And Rhythms by Charles R. SmithRiMShots: Basketball Pix, Rolls, And Rhythms by Charles R. Smith

RiMShots: Basketball Pix, Rolls, And Rhythms

byCharles R. Smith

Paperback | March 22, 2000

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The power, strength, and determination of the game of basketball are captured in striking photographs and sizzling stories, poems, and personal reflections. From frustration to humor, joy, and triumph, this streetwise look at a favorite American pastime conveys all the passion and excitement of the sport.
Charles R. Smith has traveled the United States and abroad to take photos for the NBA, SLAM, and Sports Illustrated. He is also an award-winning children’s author and poet, with more than 30 books to his credit. He’s won a Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration for his photographic illustration of Langston Hughes’s poem My People an...
Title:RiMShots: Basketball Pix, Rolls, And RhythmsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 10 × 10 × 0.14 inPublished:March 22, 2000Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140566783

ISBN - 13:9780140566789

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Terrific way to get kids to love poetry! This is a terrific poetry book and a great way to gets kids to read poetry. The photographs can also spark many classroom conversations to help with Media Literacy. Many students will be able to relate and identify with this basketball themed book! A great tool for teachers and some wonderfully written poems too!
Date published: 2006-07-08

From Our Editors

Hoop addicts are passionate about their sport of choice - it comes out in their attitude, style and an exclusive language for those who love the game. In Rimshots: Basketball Pix, Rolls, and Rhythms, Charles R. Smith, Jr. pays enthusiastic homage to one of the most popular sports ever with a collection of inspired poems, personal reflections, adrenaline-pumped stories and dazzling photos. Full of vivid energy and the kind of exciting rhythm that expresses the game itself, this anthology will appeal to young fans of basketball who eat, sleep and dream hoop. 

Editorial Reviews

"Like the game, the poems are quick, energetic, and highly rhythmic, and the prose pieces, personal and passionate". -- SLJ