The outside shot by Walter Dean Myers

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Published by Dell in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • African Americans -- Juvenile fiction,
  • Universities and colleges -- Juvenile fiction,
  • Basketball -- Juvenile fiction

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Recruited by a small midwestern college to play basketball, a Harlem boy has many new experiences, including working with a child who needs physical therapy and dealing with corruption in college sports.

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Statementby Walter Dean Myers.
The Physical Object
Pagination185 p. ;
Number of Pages185
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13548774M
ISBN 100440967848

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The main character was Lonnie Jackson also Lonnie's Mom was involden Along with his basketball team from college and there coaches and some friends that make the story quite interesting/5.

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When going off to college Lonnie has to fit in with the others he is going to be living with. Lonnie has a scholarship for playing basketball, but Lonnie Jackson does not have the /5(7).

Gr —Richie Mallon is a shooter. He has known this since the day he realized he had an inherent love of and talent for basketball. The swish of the ball hitting the net and the pleasure of soring the most points in a game are all that matter to him. Outside Shot unmistakably triumphs, with the reader rooting hard for the Cardinals—and delighted that O'Brien has brought his considerable skills to telling their story." —Wayne Coffey, New York Times Book Review.

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So forgive “Outside Shot” its minor flaws and its junior varsity title, and celebrate it for what it is: a reporting tour de force and an utterly gripping account of the Scott County High. Outside Shot unmistakably triumphs, with the reader rooting hard for the Cardinals—and delighted that O'Brien has brought his considerable skills to telling their story." —Wayne Coffey, New York Times Book Review The Cardinals of Scott County High School were beloved once-- /5(17).

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Martin's Griffin. The Outside Shot: English 9, Quarter 1 Book Report By: Cejay Poehls: Home; Synopsis; Main Characters; About the Author; Helpful Websites; Lonnie Jackson- Lonnie is introduced in the story when an old lady is telling him he better do something special with his college career.

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When Lonnie Jackson leaves Harlem for a basketball scholarship to 4/5(1). A reporter digs deep into a Kentucky high school’s pivotal basketball season. Fully immersing himself in the experience, O’Brien relocated his family to Scott County, Ky. for eight months in the winter ofchronicling the highs and lows of a group of young athletic hopefuls.

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Outside Shot is an ambitious book full of powerful and engaging stories. It will be placed on the sports shelf in the bookstores, but it probably ought to in the sociology section, : Bill Littlefield. About The Outside Shot. New Ebook Bonus Content: Book Group Discussion Questions-Q&A with screenwriter John Ballard-Excerpt from Hoops-Excerpt from th Street-Excerpt from On a Clear Day When Lonnie Jackson leaves Harlem to take a basketball scholarship at a midwestern college, he knows he must keep his head straight and his record clean.

Book Wizard; The Outside Shot. By Walter Dean Myers. Grades. Genre. Fiction Author Walter Dean Myers is the Children’s Literature Legacy Award winner.←A basketball scholarship to a midwestern college gets Lonnie Jackson out of Harlem and into a situation — tough classes, high stakes basketball, and the temptation to fix.

The Outside Shot is a sequel to the book Hoops. This book is about a star African American basketball player named Lonnie. He attended a Midwestern college known for their basketball program on a full scholarship.

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Outside Shot unmistakably triumphs, with the reader rooting hard for the Cardinals—and delighted that O'Brien has brought his considerable skills to telling their story." —Wayne Coffey, New York Times Book Review.

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Outside Shot Big Dreams, Hard Times, and One County's Quest for Basketball Greatness (Book): O'Brien, Keith: Documents the efforts of the coach and four seniors from the once-prestigious Scott County High School basketball team in Kentucky to recover from a slump related to the economy, racial and religious tensions, and other community divides.

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Craig Fehrman reviews Keith O’Brien’s Outside Shot, a book which follows the boys’ basketball team at Scott County High School in Georgetown, Kentucky.O’Brien’s book is much in the mold of Buzz Bissinger’s Friday Night Lights, writes Fehrman, in that it’s concerned with a “troubled town, precarious season, political resonance” – but it’s also a book that falters.

New Ebook Bonus Content: Book Group Discussion Questions-Q&A with screenwriter John Ballard-Excerpt from Hoops-Excerpt from th Street-Excerpt from On a Clear DayWhen Lonnie Jackson leaves Harlem to take a basketball scholarship at a midwestern college, he knows he must keep his head straight and his record clean.

That's the only way he'll have a chance of making it to the pros 5/5(2). Mark David Chapman (born ) is an American criminal who murdered John Lennon outside Lennon's residence at the Dakota apartment building in Manhattan on December 8, Chapman fired five shots at Lennon with a Charter Arms special revolver, hitting him four times in the the next few minutes, Chapman remained at the scene reading J.

Salinger's novel The Catcher in Criminal status: Incarcerated at Wende Correctional. The moral or the theme of the book "The Outside Shot" is that you can help others and at the same time you can achieve your works for Lonnie. *I like that the book has Lonnie taking things easy and how he tries really hard to be the best basketball player that he really does not get angry when things get bad,he just steps up.

The book The Outside Shot written by Walter Dean Myers is mostly about a boy named Lonnie heading off to play basketball for a mid-western college called Montclare. When going off to college Lonnie has to fit in with the others he is going to be living with.

Lonnie has a scholarship for playing basketball, but Lonnie Jackson does not have the 5/5(4). Outside Shot tells the story of eighth-grade basketball player Richie Mallon, who is known as “the shooter,” the one on the team who scores most of the has practiced every day at his driveway hoop, perfecting his technique.

Richie never plays any other roles on the court; he lets his teammates do the assisting and : Fred Bowen. When he's shot in the neck in the book, that's not the lethal wound—it's a later shot to his gut that does him in.

As Ralph observes the wound, he jumps into action and offers Terry the chance. Through this novel, he learns the importance of being a well-rounded backetballer, even when you are especially good at one skill.

The book then ties the storyline to read-world instances of shooters, as well as their other related skills. Review: There isn’t much plot to this book.

It is very simplistic. It certainly brings in sporting concepts.

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