The Basket Counts

Paperback | September 3, 1991

byMatt ChristopherAs told byMatt Christopher

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On-court hostility threatens Mel's place on the team Mel Jensen is new to the Titans basketball team, but he knows he could be a vital part of the starting lineup-if only two other players would give him a chance to show his stuff. But Caskie and Stoney seem bent on ignoring him, and Mel knows it's because he's black. Should Mel fight fire with fire, or should he try to get along, if only for the sake of the team?

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Long practice improves Mel's value as a basketball player, but how does he surmount the prejudice of a teammate?

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On-court hostility threatens Mel's place on the team Mel Jensen is new to the Titans basketball team, but he knows he could be a vital part of the starting lineup-if only two other players would give him a chance to show his stuff. But Caskie and Stoney seem bent on ignoring him, and Mel knows it's because he's black. Should Mel fight ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:125 pages, 7.38 × 5 × 0.38 inPublished:September 3, 1991Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316140767

ISBN - 13:9780316140768

Appropriate for ages: 8

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Long practice improves Mel's value as a basketball player, but how does he surmount the prejudice of a teammate?