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The Real Slam Dunk Books

The Real Slam Dunk
The Real Slam Dunk
The Real Slam Dunk
The Real Slam Dunk
The Real Slam Dunk
picture • 68 Pages
The Real Slam Dunk
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The Real Slam Dunk

Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
7 - 10
Reading age
Page count
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Feb 17, 2005
Publication date


Marcus is excited! His class is about to meet a professional basketball player, just what Marcus plans on being when he grows up. But his hero says some surprising things about school and sports. In this engaging chapter book an African American boy learns to turn his hoop dreams into realistic, achievable ones.

Primary Tags

basketballsports and recreationrole modelsschool and education

The Real Slam Dunk Series

1 book
picture • 68 Pages
The Real Slam Dunk
20051The Real Slam Dunk68

The Creative Behind the Book

    Kadir Nelson

    Kadir Nelson is an acclaimed artist and the illustrator of several New York Times bestselling picture books, including his authorial debut We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball, which won a Coretta Scott King Award and a Sibert Medal. Kadir has received three additional Coretta Scott King Awards and five Coretta Scott King honors. He has also received two Caldecott Honors, for Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad and Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom, and has twice received the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work.

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