Hoopster, Book 1:The Hoopster

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Hoopster, Book 1:The Hoopster

Andre Anderson is a black teenager with a bright future. He loves to play basketball. He loves to hang out with his friends. He loves to laugh. Andre has skills, brains and heart. He also has a burning dream to be more than anyone thinks he can, both on the court and in the field of journalism.

But when Andre gets his chance at the big time he incites flaming passions in areas no one ever expected, including the heart of his smart, ambitious, hot girlfriend, Gwen, and the hateful soul of a vicious gang of racists. Triumph turns to tragedy as a violent attack calls everything Andre ever believed into question and he is forced to fight an internal war with himself about how to do battle with unabashed brutality, silent depression and a thirst for vengeance.

How does a man get up when he’s been unjustly beaten down?

Andre is about to find out.

Andre is The Hoopster.

With its vivid dialogue, true-to-life characters and cinematic action, The Hoopster marks the arrival of a compelling new voice in young adult fiction. The first book in a contemporary urban trilogy, The Hoopster races along with the speed of a three-on-one fast break toward a soulful conclusion that’s a slam-dunk — especially for reluctant readers. its vivid dialogue, true-to-life characters and cinematic action, The Hoopster marks the arrival of a compelling new voice in young adult fiction. The first book in a contemporary urban trilogy, The Hoopster races along with the speed of a three-on-one fast break toward a soulful conclusion that’s a slam-dunk — especially for reluctant readers.With its vivid dialogue, true-to-life characters and cinematic action, The Hoopster marks the arrival of a compelling new voice in young adult fiction. The first book in a contemporary urban trilogy, The Hoopster races along with the speed of a three-on-one fast break toward a soulful conclusion that’s a slam-dunk — especially for reluctant readers

Used by permission of Alan Sitomer

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Andre is a good basketball player, has a rainbow of friends and is a talented writer. He’s a Black male who is color blind until certain incidents give him a different perspective and he decides to write about it in an article. He is physically attacked for what he’s written, but he learns to hold his ground.

Recommended by Edi Campbell, Librarian, Indiana, USA

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