The Moves Make The Man

Paperback | December 15, 1995

byBruce Brooks

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Reverse spin, triple pump, reverse dribble, stutter step with twist to the left, stutter into jumper, blind pass. These are me. The moves make the man. The moves make me.

Jerome foxworthy -- the Jayfox to his friends -- likes to think he can handle anything. He handled growing up without a father. He handled being the first black kid in school. And he sure can handle a basketball.

Then Jerome meets bix Rivers -- mysterious and moody, but a great athlete. So Jerome decides to teach bix his game. He can tell that bix has the talent. All he's got to do is learn the right moves....

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Sports brings people from all walks of life together. Brooks' fine first novel has a basketball theme and plenty of action, but sport is merely the vehicle for delivering a serious story of friendship between the narrator and a white boy in trouble. This book teaches important lessons that all young readers should learn.

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Reverse spin, triple pump, reverse dribble, stutter step with twist to the left, stutter into jumper, blind pass. These are me. The moves make the man. The moves make me.Jerome foxworthy -- the Jayfox to his friends -- likes to think he can handle anything. He handled growing up without a father. He handled being the first black kid in...

Bruce Brooks was born in Virginia and began writing fiction at age ten. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1972 and from the University Of Iowa Writer's Workshop in 1980.He has worked as a newspaper reporter, a magazine writer, newsletter editor, movie critic, teacher and lecturer.Bruce Brooks has twic...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.58 inPublished:December 15, 1995Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064405648

ISBN - 13:9780064405645

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Sports brings people from all walks of life together. Brooks' fine first novel has a basketball theme and plenty of action, but sport is merely the vehicle for delivering a serious story of friendship between the narrator and a white boy in trouble. This book teaches important lessons that all young readers should learn.

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“An excellent novel.” (New York Times)