Slam! (Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner)

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 9 - 12Grades 3 - 8W4.555306
Sixteen-year-old "Slam" Harris is counting on his noteworthy basketball talents to get him out of the inner city and give him a chance to succeed in life, but his coach sees things differently.
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published on November 1, 1996 by Scholastic
ISBN-10: 0590486675
ISBN-13: 9780590486675
5 Book Reviews
  • karlalmost 6 years
    its the best book ever
    • yoyoyo123
      yoyoyo123about 7 years44 stars
      The book I have read is called Slam and it is by Walter Dean Meyers. This book is about a 16 year old person called Greg Harris. He is also known as slam because of basketball. Slam loves playing basketball as he has joined a new school. Despite his talents, his teachers notice that his grades have declined. Now, Slam has to figure out what to do before he gets kicked off the team. My opinion of the book is that it is a good book. The reason why I say that it is a good book is that it really brings out the emotions of the character and what the character is feeling on the inside. Slam is realistic fiction because this could actually happen to someone or it is based off someone, but it has some fictional parts to it. An audience that would read this book would be an audience that likes sports and would enjoy a book with a lot of details because that is what this book exactly contains. A external conflict in the book was that Slam's friends are starting to turn on him because he left his old school and the think he is different. An internal conflict is that Slam is deciding whether to go back to his old school or not and it is fighting the insides of him.
      • Ms.Awsomnessover 9 years
        I haven't read this book, but i want to!! ;-) ;-)
        • hotpocket11
          hotpocket11over 9 years44 stars
          ;My guided reading teacher choose this book for.the guided reading group to read
          • teacher_2370
            Stanley Hayesalmost 11 years
            This was a pretty cool book kids...especially if you like basketball. Great story about a guy who loves the game but has to make tough, real-life decisions, just like we all do. Check it out.