STAT: Standing Tall and Talented
GRADES K – 8
TOURS Jan – Apr, 2015
THEMES courage, family, friendship, teamwork, perseverance
EVENTS Black History Month, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Read Aloud Month
Based on the life of All-Star NBA sensation Amar’e Stoudemire, Home Court tells the story of 11-year-old Amar’e. He’s a busy kid who loves skateboarding, history, basketball, and helping his dad with his landscaping business. When three high-schoolers take over the neighborhood basketball court, Amar’e and his friends, Mike and Deuce, pull together and stand tall in a winner-takes-all basketball game. This is the first book of Stoudemire’s slam-dunk fiction series.
PICTURED: Leo Abrahamse (8); Photo by Chris Bennion