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Ages 14+
Paperback Books
ISBN 13: 978-0-59-048668-2
272 Pages
Dimensions: 7L x 4W x 0H inches
Weight (lbs): 0.5
English Language
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Subject & Themes: Basketball, Determination & Perseverance, African American History Month, School Life, Friendship
Genres: Social Issues and Conditions, School Life, Basketball, Manners and Conduct, Determination and Perseverance
Awards: Coretta Scott King Author Award, Newbery Honor Author


Greg "Slam" Harris can do it all on the baskeball court, and he knows he could be one of the lucky ones to make it all the way to the top. But his failing grades and volatile temper are becoming obstacles to the success he yearns for. Slam's going one-on-one with his future, and it's a showdown he can't afford to lose.

Slam is a Corretta Scott King Author Award Winner and was voted the ALA's Best Book for Young Adults.

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Myers...reinforces his standing as a preeminent Young Adult author.

Learn more about Walter Dean Myers.

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