Slam!

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Scholastic Inc., 1996 - Juvenile Fiction - 266 pages
17 Reviews
An exciting, eye-catching repackage of acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers' bestselling paperbacks, to coincide with the publication of SUNRISE OVER FALLUJA in hardcover.

Seventeen-year-old Greg "Slam" Harris can do it all on the basketball court. He's seen ballplayers come and go, and he knows he could be one of the lucky ones. Maybe he'll make it to the top. Or maybe he'll stumble along the way. Slam's grades aren't that hot. And when his teachers jam his troubles in his face, he blows up.
Slam never doubted himself on the court until he found himself going one-on-one with his own future, and he didn't have the ball.
 

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User Review  - br13tyda - LibraryThing

Slam by Walter Dean Myers was, in my opinion, a brilliantly written book with great wording, connections to real life and Myers really gets the true feeling of the “hood” into the book. From beginning ... Read full review

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User Review  - ctmstogo - LibraryThing

Slam, by Walter Dean Myers, was a very good book that I would rate 5 stars. This book was about an African American kid from the "ghetto" of New York. His nickname is Slam because of his skill on the ... Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER ONE
1
CHAPTER TWO
16
CHAPTER THREE
32
CHAPTER FOUR
38
CHAPTER FIVE
47
CHAPTER SIX
61
CHAPTER SEVEN
90
CHAPTER EIGHT
99
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
166
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
179
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
191
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
198
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
211
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
226
CHAPTER NINETEEN
233
CHAPTER TWENTY
249

CHAPTER NINE
110
CHAPTER TEN
123
CHAPTER ELEVEN
136
CHAPTER TWELVE
151
CHAPTER TWENTYONE
261
About the Author
267
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About the author (1996)

Walter Dean Myers is the 2012 - 2013 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. He is the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author an award-winning body of work which includes, SOMEWHERE IN THE DARKNESS, SLAM!, and MONSTER. Mr. Myers has received two Newbery Honor medals, five Coretta Scott King Author Awards, and three National Book Award Finalists citations. In addition, he is the winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award. He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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