New Bonus Content:
-Q&A with Walter Dean Myers
-Q&A with screenwriter John Ballard
-Teaser chapter fromOn a Clear Day
-Excerpt from145th Street
All eyes are on seventeen-year-old Lonnie Jackson while he practices with his team for a city-wide basketball Tournament of Champions. His coach, Cal, knows Lonnie has what it takes to be a...more
As the last seconds of the game clock runs away Lonnie and Cal must make a choice. Are they willing to blow the chance of a lifetime? You will haft to read the book to find out wh...more
He lives with his mother, his father left them when Lonnie was young...more
I like the way the way the author started thus book with husband life and how he was struggling in life just trying to make it...more
I think if this book were to continue, then Lonnie would get into a college and make it to the NBA...more
p.162 The game is more than what goes on out on a basketball court.
Another excellent story by Walter Dean Myers. The main character, Lonnie, is a month away from his HS graduation and uncertain about his future direction. We follow the journey of Lonnie as he deals with all of the obstacles on and off the basketball court. Early in the novel, Lonnie is witness to a hold up. The game is Lonnie's ticket to college, i...more
I enjoyed this book so much and I am currently looking for the sequel titled The Outside Shot.
Well, Lonnie is a young boy who dreams of becoming a NBA played. A team is formed to get scouts to look at the high school students. His coach, a fo...more
Hoops is a story of Lonnie Jackson. He is a hard nosed, ear to the street African-American male, in his senior year of high school. As Lonnie moves closer and closer to finishing high school, he is faced with trying to think about how he is going to find his own way. Lonnie earns a meager paycheck and shelter over his head by working a smaller hotel in Harlem. Lonnie's father had left him and his mother, and after taking the job at the hotel, Lonnie spent most of his days playing ball wit...more
Meanwhile Cal is sti...more
The central conflict is man vs....more
This story is about a High school ball player named Lonnie. He is an amazing basketball player; and dr...more
Lonnie is the main character. His dad left him when he was younger. He now lives with his mom who is constantly nagging him to do stuff around the house. Lonnie has recently gra...more
I'm reading a book entitled Hoops by Walter Dean Myers which is a work of fiction. I thought the author wrote this book because he wanted to show teenagers that you shouldn't be afraid to fight for your dreams, its going to take time to accomplished those dreams. His other reason for writing the book are showing the difficulty personal life of teen's. An important lesson or idea or theme is don't give up on your dreams,don't get caught up with the wrong crowd because it could me cha...more
Walter Dean Myers was born on August 12, 1937 in Martinsburg, West Virginia but moved to Harlem with his foster parents at age three. He was brought up and went to public school there. He attended Stuyvesant High School until the age of seventeen when he joined the army.
After serving four years in the army, he worked at various jobs and earned a BA from Empi...more