Legend of Gravity: A Tall Basketball Tale
Legend of Gravity: A Tall Basketball Tale

Legend of Gravity: A Tall Basketball Tale

Written and illustrated by Charly Palmer
4 - 8
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Jan 4, 2022
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In his author-illustrator debut, Coretta Scott King-John Steptoe-and Africana Book Award-winning illustrator Charly Palmer spins a tall tale about a neighborhood basketball hero. Have you ever heard of Gravity? No, not gravity, the centrifugal force pulling us to the Earth. I’m talking about Gravity–the greatest ball player to ever lace up a pair of sneakers. Gravity is the new kid on the Hillside Projects basketball team, the Eagles. He once jumped so high that his teammates went out for ice cream before he came back down. With Gravity on their side, the Eagles feel unstoppable. They’re ready to win “The Best of the Best,” Milwaukee’s biggest and baddest pick-up basketball tournament. But when they face-off with the Flyers in the final round, the winningest team in the whole city, they realize that it may take a little more than Gravity to bring them to victory. Here is a clever, energetic story about the unsung superstars walking among us, complete with vivid art and heartfelt themes of teamwork, loyalty, friendship, and fun.

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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    January 4, 2022
    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
    Page Count
    Reading Age
    4 - 8 years
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