|By (author):||Slade, Suzanne|
|Illustrated By:||Tate, Don|
|Subject:||JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Sports & Recreation|
|JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 20th Century|
|JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American|
|JUVENILE NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Basketball|
|JUVENILE NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / General|
|Publisher:||Little, Brown Books for Young Readers|
|From The Publisher*||The true story of the high-flying Harlem Globetrotters -- the team that changed basketball forever.|
In this book you will find one-finger ball-spinning, rapid-fire mini-dribbling, and a ricochet head shot!
You will find skilled athletes, expert players, and electrifying performers -- all rolled into one!
You will find nonstop, give-it-all-you've-got, out-to-win-it, sky's-the-limit BASKETBALL!
You will find The Harlem Globetrotters, who played the most groundbreaking, breathtaking ball the world had ever seen. With rhythmic writing and dynamic illustrations, Swish! is a celebration of the greatness, goodness, and grit of this remarkable team.
|Biographical Note||Suzanne Slade is the award-winning author of more than one hundred children's books, including A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon, Countdown: 2979 Days to the Moon, Dangerous Jane, and Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks. She lives with her husband outside Chicago, Illinois, where the magic of the Globetrotters first began. She invites you to visit her online at suzanneslade.com.|
Don Tate is an award-winning author and illustrator of numerous books for children, including No Small Potatoes: Junius G. Groves and His Kingdom in Kansas, Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions, Strong as Sandow: How Eugen Sandow Became the Strongest Man on Earth, and Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton. Don lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and son, and he invites you to visit him online at dontate.com.