Slam Dunk!

Slam Dunk!

By Sharon Robinson

Scholastic Paperbacks, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780439672009, 160pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2009

Description

Elijah "Jumper" Breeze is settling into his new home in Harlem--though it hasn't been easy since his father died and his mother moved them from the suburbs.

Still, he made friends at summer camp and he's eager to see them at his new middle school. Jumper is looking forward to hitting the books and hitting the court for some serious b-ball. Then his best friend, Kelvin, talks him into running for student council and suddenly life gets a lot more complicated! He needs to out-poll Nia, his fiercest opponent in the student council race, and doesn't want to lose her friendship in the process.



About the Author
Sharon Robinson is Jackie Robinson's daughter and the Director of Educational Programming for Major League Baseball. She is the author of a memoir, Stealing Home, and is the creator of Breaking Barriers, an in-school program of Major League Baseball, the Major League Baseball Players Association, and Scholastic. Ms. Robinson lives in New York City.