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It''s one single steamy July day at the West 4th Street Court in NYC, otherwise known as the Cage. Hotshot baller ESPN is wooing the scouts, Boo is struggling to guard the weird new guy named Waco, a Spike Lee wannabe has video rolling, and virgin Irene is sizing up six-foot-eight-and-a-half-inch-tall Chester. Nine of YA literature''s top writers reveal how it all goes down in this searing novel in short stories that ingeniously pick up where the last one ends. Characters weave in and out of narratives, perspectives change, and emotions play out for a fluid and fast-paced ode to the game. Crackling with humor, grit, and streetball philosophy, and featuring poems and photographs by Charles R. Smith Jr., this anthology is a slam dunk. Who''s got next?One dayOne courtTen voices
"Superb stories by writers who know and love the game; an ode to the show." (starred review)
"Tying all the stories together is a shared love and respect not only for the game itself, but also for the lavishly talented (and all-too-often fatally flawed) legends of New York City playground basketball. An outstanding collection...." (Starred review)
From the Publisher
Walter Dean Myers, Rita Williams-Garcia, Joseph Bruchac, and Sharon Flake are among the nine young adult authors who have created interlinking short stories that form a compelling narrative in this collection. New York City's famed Cage, the West 4th Street basketball court in Greenwich Village, is home to a group of kids from all walks of life. A handful of diverse aspiring ballers, a girl who longs to make documentaries, and others populate the book with panache and style.
A series of short stories, interspersed with poems, provides different perspectives on a game of streetball played one steamy July day at the West 4th Street court in New York City known as The Cage.
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