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The Outside Shot

by Walter Dean Myers

eBook
New Ebook Bonus Content:
-Book Group Discussion Questions
-Q&A with screenwriter John Ballard
-Excerpt from Hoops
-Excerpt from 145th Street
-Excerpt from On a Clear Day

When Lonnie Jackson leaves Harlem to take a basketball scholarship at a midwestern college, he knows he must keep his head straight and his record clean. That's the only way he'll have a chance of making it to the pros someday.

But his street smarts haven't prepared him for the pressures of tough classes, high-stakes college ball, and the temptation to fix games for local gamblers. Everyone plays by a whole new set of rules -- including Sherry, who's determined to be a track star. Her independence attracts Lonnie, but their on-again, off-again relationship is driving him crazy.

Lonnie has one year to learn how to make it as a "college man." It's his outside shot at a bright future. Does he have what it takes?

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Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Kindle Book

  • Release date: December 17, 2008

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780307539540
  • Release date: December 17, 2008

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9780307539540
  • File size: 3262 KB
  • Release date: December 17, 2008

Formats

Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB eBook

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:4.6
Lexile® Measure:770
Interest Level:9-12(UG)
Text Difficulty:3-4

New Ebook Bonus Content:
-Book Group Discussion Questions
-Q&A with screenwriter John Ballard
-Excerpt from Hoops
-Excerpt from 145th Street
-Excerpt from On a Clear Day

When Lonnie Jackson leaves Harlem to take a basketball scholarship at a midwestern college, he knows he must keep his head straight and his record clean. That's the only way he'll have a chance of making it to the pros someday.

But his street smarts haven't prepared him for the pressures of tough classes, high-stakes college ball, and the temptation to fix games for local gamblers. Everyone plays by a whole new set of rules -- including Sherry, who's determined to be a track star. Her independence attracts Lonnie, but their on-again, off-again relationship is driving him crazy.

Lonnie has one year to learn how to make it as a "college man." It's his outside shot at a bright future. Does he have what it takes?

Expand title description text