RiMShots: Basketball Pix, Rolls, And Rhythms

Paperback | March 22, 2000

byCharles R. Smith

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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.

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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 refle...

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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.

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Sweet feet spin on concrete as I dribble to the beat of my own drum.The power, strength, and determination of the game of basketball are all here in striking photographs and sizzling stories, poems, and reflections. From frustration to humor, joy, and triumph, this hip-hop celebration of basketball captures all the passion and exciteme...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 10 × 10 × 0.12 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

Customer Reviews of RiMShots: Basketball Pix, Rolls, And Rhythms

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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

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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. 

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