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Kings of the Court

Category: Book
By (author): Hughes, Alison
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Performing Arts / Theater
  JUVENILE FICTION / School & Education
  JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Basketball
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / General
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Published: March 2017
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 7.50in x 5.00in x 0.50in
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From The Publisher*When the Gladiators basketball team's nasty coach finally gets turfed midseason, things couldn't possibly get worse. The team hasn't won a game yet, and morale is at rock bottom. Sameer, who announces the games and keeps score, and Vijay, the team mascot, have their hands full keeping the team's spirits up. When they get promoted to assistant coach and manager, can they help a small, unathletic, Shakespeare-quoting drama teacher coach the team to victory, or at least to dignity? Or will the courtside drama eclipse even the school play?
From The Publisher*In this humorous novel for middle-grade readers, basketball-crazy Sameer tries to help the school team overcome its aversion to a very dramatic new coach.
Review Quote*"Exuberantly multiracial and multiethnic...a good-hearted story of gladiators, kings, and kids with dreams."
Review Quote*"An unlikely blend of personalities and characters working together promotes the concept of tolerance and discovery of how two very different fields can cooperate to make positive change. Recommended for independent reading and literature circles and as a springboard for class or group discussion."
Review Quote*"Kings of the Court is well paced, and its characters are realistically rendered with depth...Hughes creates a cast of characters from various backgrounds, but they're not highlighted as ethnic characters, they're just people in the story...Readers don't need to be basketball fans to appreciate Kings of the Court; the book should appeal to anyone who likes a good story about overcoming challenges."
Review Quote*"Kings of the Court has great pacing...Sameer is an extremely likable character and an exemplary lead...The juxtaposition of theatre and sports creates an interesting dynamic that sets Kings of the Court apart from typical sports-themed novels. Recommended."