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Hoopers

By Johnny Boateng

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Series: Lorimer Sports Stories

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Set in Toronto, Hoopers is about a Black youth who wants to live the basketball dream of fame and acclaim. Jojo and his friends know that once they make the Squad, their high-school team, they will have the time of their lives. But their no-nonsense coach is strict, even mean, and seems to repeatedly target Jojo. Emphasizing the real qualities of hard work and dedication, Hoopers shows how Jojo learns how to be a skilled player and leader for his team — a real Hooper. 

Are you serious about ball or just playing?

Jojo’s got all the moves. He’s got the look. He’s got the fans. He’s also got a new coach who doesn’t care what Jojo looks like or how good his social media followers think he is at basketball. What Coach P cares about is how much work his players put in and how serious they are about being real athletes. Can Jojo show Coach P he has what it takes to be a real hooper?

JOHNNY BOATENG played Division I basketball in Evansville, Indiana, and at Simon Fraser University, and has won the BC basketball provincial championship as both a player and a coach. He founded the Dream Hoops Basketball Academy and serves as a mentor for disadvantaged youth. He is the author of Hustle, which was named a Canadian Children’s Book Centre Best Books for Kids & Teens, and Two Strikes in the Sports Stories series. Johnny lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

JOHNNY BOATENG played division basketball in Indiana and at Simon Fraser University, and has won the BC basketball provincial championship as both a player and a coach. He founded the Dream Hoops Basketball Academy and serves as a mentor for disadvantaged youth. He is the author of Hustle, which was named a Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids & Teens, and Two Strikes in the Sports Stories series. John lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 128 pages
Publication Date: 24th August 2021
ISBN: 9781459416352
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Hardback, 128 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 2022
ISBN: 9781459416376
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Electronic book text, 128 pages
Publication Date: 24th August 2021
ISBN: 9781459416369
Format: EPUB

BIC Code: YFB, YFM, YFR, YX, YXS
BISAC Code:  4.0.2.0.9.1.0, JUV005000, JUV032020, JUV039060, JUV039220
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 10 To 13
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 3.2
Lexile Reading Level: 620L

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