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The Real Slam Dunk

The Real Slam Dunk

by Charisse K. Richardson Illustrated by Kadir Nelson

Marcus Robinson is psyched! Tomorrow, his class is going on a field trip to a professional basketball arena to meet the one and only Jason Carter, Marcus's hero. Marcus usually ignores everything except for basketball, but this time he studies for hours to win the math contest, for the prize of being the official Jason Carter greeter!

But when Jason tells Marcus some things he didn't expect to hear about professional basketball, Marcus is confused. He thought that all he'd ever need in life was basketball. Thanks to Jason, Marcus is about to learn the meaning of a real slam dunk.

8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Puffin Books
Book Type
Early Chapter Book
Realistic Fiction

About the Author and Illustrator

Charisse K. Richardson
Kadir Nelson Kadir Nelson is a critically acclaimed artist and illustrator. His children's book awards include the Coretta Scott King Award and the NAACP Image Award.

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