The reason that I bought this book was my son. He is a basketball player in a hockey community. So I am continually on the lookout for inspiring basketball stories.I'm also obsessed with him becoming a reader (it will happen).
This one is interesting because it is a story about a young kid who gets the opportunity to play street ball with the older kids. He is given a chance to prove himself. The setting is urban and the artwork is wonderfully realistic.
I go back to writing however! This is an excellent example of describing in great detail a single moment.
Get your students to highlight a moment in their life - real or imaginary. How does it feel, sound, smell, taste? What dialogue accompanies this moment? What a great opportunity to write your feelings!