Heaven Is a Playground
"In 1974 Rick Telander intended to spend a few days doing a magazine piece on the court wizards of Brookly's Foster Park. He ended up staying the entire summer, becoming part of the players' lives and eventually the coach of a loose aggregation known as the Subway Stars." "Telander tells of everything he saw: the on-court flash, the off-court jargon, the late-night graffiti raids, the tireless efforts of one promoter-hustler-benefactor to get these kids a chance at a college education. He lets the kids speak for themselves, revealing their grand dreams and ambitions, but he never flinches from showing us how far their dreams are from reality. The roots of today's inner-city basketball can be traced to the world Telander presents in Heaven Is a Playground, the first book of its kind."--BOOK JACKET.
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Review: Heaven Is a PlaygroundUser Review - Peter Nolan - Goodreads
Rick Telander, a writer for Sports Illustrated, hoped to spend a few days in New York in order to write a piece on inner-city basketball. He stayed a whole summer. He became so drawn to the people and ... Read full review
Review: Heaven Is a PlaygroundUser Review - Matt - Goodreads
An Eye-Opening inside Look: Heaven is a Playground 5 out of 5 stars Imagine yourself in a basketball game, or whatever sport you love; that rush of adrenaline, the excitement of competition and the ... Read full review