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The Real Slam Dunk (2005)

Author: Charisse K. Richardson Illustrator: Kadir Nelson

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Publisher: Penguin
Number of pages: 80 pages

Marcus Robinson is psyched! Tomorrow, his class is going on a field trip to a professional basketball arena to meet the one and only Jason Carter, Marcus's hero. Marcus usually ignores everything except for basketball, but this time he studies for hours to win the math contest-for the prize of being the official Jason Carter greeter! But when Jason tells Marcus some things he didn't expect to hear about professional basketball, Marcus is confused. He thought that all he'd ever need in life was basketball. Thanks to Jason, Marcus is about to learn the meaning of a real slam dunk.

ISBN 13: 978-0142402122
Reading Level (grade): K-3