The Moves Make The Man by Bruce BrooksThe Moves Make The Man by Bruce Brooks

The Moves Make The Man

byBruce Brooks

Paperback | December 15, 1995

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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....

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...
Title:The Moves Make The ManFormat: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


Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Moves Make the Man Hi chapter readers!! i am 12 years old and i read this book for a book report at school! i think this book is really good for kids trying to go to a school with a totally different race. this novel touched me by how a kid loves basketball and is trying to become a pro and one time a train comes along and a pro comes out and Jerome beats him! after he beat him the pro gave Jerome a lantern and Jerome loved it! i hope the author rights another novel contined an i CANT WAIT until it comes out!!
Date published: 2000-11-11

From Our Editors

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.

Editorial Reviews

“An excellent novel.” (New York Times)