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 Point guard
 Author: Lupica, Mike


 Publisher:  Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
 Pub Year: 2017

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 265 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 590868 ISBN: 9781481410038
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Subjects:
 Basketball -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Prejudices -- Fiction
 Dominican Americans -- FIction

Price: $20.71

Summary:
[Book 3] 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.

Series:
Home Team Novel, Bk. 3


Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.20
   Points: 8.0   Quiz: 188193
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 5.30
   Points: 12.0   Quiz: 09231

Reviews:
   Booklist (01/01/17)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 01/01/2017 Lupica trots his Home Team ensemble out onto the court for a whirl of fast-break hoops action threaded with provocative personal issues. Gus Morales is upset when his intensely competitive friend Cassie tries out for the boys’ town basketball team. To Cassie and everyone else, his disturbance reads as a case of prejudice—an accusation he stoutly denies. Cassie’s vitriolic refusal to talk things out and some of her behavior after she makes the team only solidifies Gus’ suspicion that she’s out to win at any cost rather than be the best teammate (or friend) that she can be. Is he right or just rationalizing? Is her attitude justified or just a sign of selfishness? Lupica leaves it to readers to decide (and perhaps give their own buried attitudes a fresh once-over) as he carries the Walton Warriors through a series of dramatic last-second wins and losses. A subplot featuring racially charged local and student elections that directly mirror 2016’s ugly presidential campaign will, hopefully, become less topical over time. - Copyright 2017 Booklist.

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