Walter Dean Myers's Hoops

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“The battle you are going through is not fueled by the words or actions of others; it is fueled by the mind that gives it importance” – Shannon L. Alder. The novel, Hoops by Walter Dean Myers, chronicles the life of Lonnie Jackson– a high school student from Harlem with an impressive talent for playing basketball. Lonnie’s goal in life is more than just to become one of the best players to ever hit the court. Lonnie wishes to create a new life for himself– one that is free from the struggles of Harlem streets.
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