Dream Series: Hoop City (Upper Level)

Dream Series: Hoop City (Upper Level)


My name is Tony Hope, but people around my neighborhood call me “T”. I live in Harlem, a place where life isn't always easy. I've always dreamed that my brother Mike and I would stand on an NBA court together some day. This book is about trying to get there. It's about winning and losing. It's about joy and pain. It's about basketball. It's about our life, and how fifteen hours can change everything.

Sitting here on the bench at Towers Memorial Arena on the night of my first NBA game, I can finally sit back and reflect on my bumpy road. I guess it all starts on the night before Mike and I were supposed to leave for college, the night that changed everything. The night that basketball stopped being the most important thing in the world. And after this night, nothing would ever be the same…

SKU: 9780970899217 Categories: , ,
Product ID: 12821


Grade 3-7 | Fiction | ISBN: 978-1-61570-794-2 | Lexile: 710 | GRL: O | English

Dream Series – Hoop City:
From the Dream Series (Upper Level)


  • Engages students with athletes of diverse cultures who serve as role models to inspire readers to achieve their own goals
  • Inspires readers with real-life dilemmas and issues that many young people face today
  • Motivates students to respond positively to adversity

Key features:

  • Chapter discussion questions to support social emotional learning
  • Writing activities that challenge students to create essays in various writing modes

A whole child approach ensures that each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged.

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