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    Rebound

    Alexander, Kwame, author.

    In the summer of 1988, twelve-year-old Chuck Bell is sent to stay with his grandparents, where he discovers jazz and basketball and learns more about his family's past.

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    The crossover

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    The crossover

    Alexander, Kwame.

    Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

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    Night hoops

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    Night hoops

    Deuker, Carl.

    While trying to prove that he is good enough to on his high school's varsity basketball team, Nick must also deal with his parents' divorce and erractic behavior of a troubled classmate who lives across the street.

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    Here to stay

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    Here to stay

    Farizan, Sara, author.

    When a cyberbully sends the entire high school a picture of basketball hero Bijan Majidi, photo-shopped to look like a terrorist, the school administration promises to find and punish the culprit, but Bijan just wants to pretend the incident never happened and move on.

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    This way home

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    This way home

    Moore, Wes, 1978-, author.

    Elijah, seventeen, has always been sure of just one thing--basketball--and believes it will be his way out of West Baltimore, but when gang violence knocks him down, helping a veteran repair his rickety home helps Elijah see what really matters.

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    Game

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    Game

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

    If Harlem high school senior Drew Lawson is going to realize his dream of playing college, then professional, basketball, he will have to improve at being coached and being a team player, especially after a new--white--student threatens to take the scouts' attention away from him.

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    Slam!

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    Slam!

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

    Sixteen-year-old "Slam" Harris is counting on his noteworthy basketball talents to get him out of the inner city and give him a chance to succeed in life, but his coach sees things differently.

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    Pick-up game

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    Pick-up game : a full day of full court

    A series of short stories by such authors as Walter Dean Myers, Rita Williams-Garcia, and Joseph Bruchac, interspersed with poems and photographs, 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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    Boy21

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    Boy21

    Quick, Matthew, 1973-

    Finley, an unnaturally quiet boy who is the only white player on his high school's varsity basketball team, lives in a dismal Pennsylvania town that is ruled by the Irish mob, and when his coach asks him to mentor a troubled African American student who has transferred there from an elite private school in California, he finds that they have a lot in common in spite of their apparent differences.

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    Black and white

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    Black and white

    Volponi, Paul.

    Two star high school basketball players, one black and one white, experience the justice system differently after committing a crime together and getting caught.

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    The Final Four

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    The Final Four

    Volponi, Paul.

    Four players at the Final Four of the NCAA basketball tournament struggle with the pressures of tournament play and the expectations of society at large.

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    Rucker Park setup

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    Rucker Park setup

    Volponi, Paul.

    While playing in a crucial basketball game on the very court where his best friend was murdered, Mackey tries to come to terms with his own part in that murder and decide whether to maintain his silence or tell J.R.'s father and the police what really happened.

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    Playing without the ball

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    Playing without the ball : a novel in four quarters

    Wallace, Rich.

    Feeling abandoned by his parents, who have gone their separate ways and left him behind in a small Pennsylvania town, seventeen-year-old Jay finds hope for the future in a church-sponsored basketball team and a female friend.

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    Harlem beat 7

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    Harlem beat 7

    Nishiyama, Yuriko.

    The heat is on and the pressure is high. The Jonas High basketball team is on a big time loosing streak. Will the arrival of basketball queen Mizzy turn things around or are they doomed to be high school b-ball losers.

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    Sasquatch in the paint

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    Sasquatch in the paint

    Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, 1947-

    Eighth-grader Theo Rollins' growth spurt has Coach Mandrake trying to transform him into a basketball star, but training time is hurting the science club's chances of winning the "Aca-lympics," and being accused of stealing could mean Theo is off both teams.

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    The crossover

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    The crossover

    Alexander, Kwame.

    Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

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    Meet Julie, an American girl, 1974

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    Meet Julie, an American girl, 1974

    McDonald, Megan.

    In 1974, after Julie's parents divorce, she moves to a new San Francisco neighborhood where the school does not have a girls' basketball team, so she fights for the right to play on the boys' team.

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    Last shot

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    Last shot

    Feinstein, John.

    After winning a basketball reporting contest, eighth graders Stevie and Susan Carol are sent to cover the Final Four tournament, where they discover that a talented player is being blackmailed into throwing the final game.

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    Miracle on 49th Street

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    Miracle on 49th Street

    Lupica, Mike.

    Twelve-year-old Molly is surprised to learn from her dying mother that Josh Cameron, a star player with the Boston Celtics and media darling, is her father, and once she gets to know him, Molly comes to realize why her mom kept his identity a secret for so long.

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    Travel team

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    Travel team

    Lupica, Mike.

    After he is cut from his travel basketball team--the same team that his father once led to national prominence--for being too small, twelve-year-old Danny Walker forms his own team of castoffs that might have a shot at victory.

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    Hustle

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    Hustle

    Boateng, Johnny.

    Johnny "Hustle" Huttle, who is always trying to keep up with his friend Rex on and off the basketball court, is given a chance to shine when Rex gets into trouble and has to sit out because of a broken hand, but taking the opportunity could put their friendship in jeopardy.

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    The basket counts

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    The basket counts

    Christopher, Matt.

    Mel Jensen, an African-American boy, is talented enough to be on the basketball team's starting lineup, but two of the white players want to keep him in the background.

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    Center court sting

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    Center court sting

    Christopher, Matt.

    Daren's tendency to blame everyone but himself when anything goes wrong causes problems with his best friend, with a young neighbor who idolizes him, and with one of his basketball teammates.

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    Last shot

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    Last shot : a Final Four mystery

    Feinstein, John.

    After winning a basketball reporting contest, eighth graders Stevie and Susan Carol are sent to cover the Final Four tournament, where they discover that a talented player is being blackmailed into throwing the final game.

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    The sixth man

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    The sixth man

    Feinstein, John.

    "New kid Max Bellotti has the talent to lead The Lions basketball team straight to victory, but ... he also has a secret that could disrupt their winning streak once it's exposed"--Provided by publisher.

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    Planet Middle School

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    Planet Middle School

    Grimes, Nikki.

    A series of poems describes all the baffling changes at home and at school in twelve-year-old Joylin's transition from tomboy basketball player to not-quite-girly girl.

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    Toby Wheeler

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    Toby Wheeler : eighth-grade benchwarmer

    Heldring, Thatcher.

    When Toby finally decides to join the middle school basketball team, he does not anticipate the changes that will occur in his relationship with his best friend JJ, who is the team's star player, as well as in other areas of his life.

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    On point

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    On point

    Khan, Hena.

    "Zayd is so excited to finally be on the Gold Team in basketball but when the team starts struggling and his best friend quits to play football he must step up for his team"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Fast break

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    Fast break

    Lupica, Mike.

    Since his mother's death, Jayson, twelve, has focused on basketball and surviving but he is found out and placed with an affluent foster family of a different race, and must learn to accept many changes, including facing his former teammates in a championship game.

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    Hot hand

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    Hot hand

    Lupica, Mike.

    In the wake of his parents' separation, ten-year-old Billy seems to have continual conflicts with his father, who is also his basketball coach, but his quiet, younger brother Ben, a piano prodigy, is having even more trouble adjusting, and only Billy seems to notice.

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    Long shot

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    Long shot

    Lupica, Mike.

    A point guard for his school basketball team, Pedro decides to run for class president, but his running mate, Ned, who happens to be the most popular boy in school and Pedro's teammate, does not appreciate the competition.

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    Miracle on 49th Street

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    Miracle on 49th Street

    Lupica, Mike.

    After her mother's death, twelve-year-old Molly learns that her father is a basketball star for the Boston Celtics.

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    Point guard

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    Point guard

    Lupica, Mike.

    "It's basketball season for the home team but Gus must wrestle with prejudice when he's the only one bothered by Cassie joining the boys' team and his teammate Steve makes fun of Gus's Dominican heritage"--Provided by publisher.

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    Summer ball

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    Summer ball

    Lupica, Mike.

    Thirteen-year-old Danny must prove himself all over again for a disapproving coach and against new rivals at a summer basketball camp.

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    Travel team

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    Travel team

    Lupica, Mike.

    After he is cut from his travel basketball team--the very same team that his father once led to national prominence--twelve-year-old Danny Walker forms his own team of cast-offs that might have a shot at victory.

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    Taking sides

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    Taking sides

    Soto, Gary.

    Fourteen-year-old Lincoln Mendoza, an aspiring basketball player, must come to terms with his divided loyalties when he moves from the Hispanic inner city to a white suburban neighborhood.

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    Fiction (Chapterbooks) - ElementaryFiction (Chapterbooks) - Elementary

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    Double team

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    Double team

    Stoudemire, Amar'e.

    Eleven-year-old Amar'e Stoudemire is doing well in the basketball tournaments he is entering with his two best friends, Deuce and Mike, but when some of the older and more skilled players want him on their teams, Amar'e realizes that elevating his own game will mean disappointing his friends.

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    Home court

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    Home court

    Stoudemire, Amar'e.

    Between sports, school, and working for his father, eleven-year-old Amar'e's life is full and he is not yet ready to concentrate on basketball--but when a group of older boys start hogging the local basketball court he knows that he has to do something to help his friends.

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    Stanford Wong flunks big-time

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    Stanford Wong flunks big-time

    Yee, Lisa.

    After flunking sixth-grade English, basketball prodigy Stanford Wong must struggle to pass his summer-school class, keep his failure a secret from his friends, and satisfy his academically demanding father.

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    Salt in his shoes

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    Salt in his shoes : Michael Jordan in pursuit of a dream

    Jordan, Deloris.

    A young Michael Jordan puts salt in his shoes, hoping it will help him grow tall enough to become a famous basketball player.

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    Gus and Grandpa at basketball

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    Gus and Grandpa at basketball

    Mills, Claudia.

    Gus enjoys basketball practice, but the noise and pace of real games bother him, until his grandpa gives him some good advice.

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