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Jump Ball

A Basketball Season in Poems

By Mel Glenn

Dutton Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780525675549, 160pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 1997

Description

The Tower High Tigers basketball team is on top of the world and bringing the crowds to their feet in this collection of free prose poems that make up the absorbing story of a championship teams season. Meet Garrett James, the star of the team; Darnell Joyce, the lovable forward with no place to live; and the rest of the players, their families, coach, friends and girlfriends, teachers, and fans.



About the Author
Mel Glenn grew up in Brooklyn, New York and has been teaching English for twenty-seven years at his alma mater, Lincoln High School. He has won many awards for his writing and is the author of six books of poetry and three novels for young adults. He and his wife, Elyse, live in Brooklyn with their two sons, Jonathan and Andrew.copyright (c) 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.