Free Throw/Tiro Libre

My Book of the Week

Free Throw by Anastasia Suen (writing as Jake Maddox)
A basketball novel

  • Copyright: 2007
  • Guided Reading level: L
  • ATOS Level: 2.8
  • AR Quiz Number: 109967
  • Library Binding / Paperback: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Stone Arch Books

Since Derek is the tallest kid on his basetball team, his coach decides to let him play center instead of Jason. Derek thinks this is a lucky break, until Jason stops passing him the ball out on the court. As Jason takes his revenge on him, Derek begins to lose confidence. He’s not sure he’ll ever be able to make a successful free throw with Jason breathing down his neck.

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Booktalk: A fractured fairy tale (based on Cinderella) with heifers and the Texas State Fair!

Snippet: Amber wasn’t allowed to go anywhere. Bonnie and Connie had found plenty of chores to keep her busy during fair week.

**Deborah is one of my former students!**


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Booktalk: Let’s face it. When it comes to death, everything is scary. Especially if your name is Alvin Ho and you maybe, sort of, agreed to go to a funeral for your GungGung’s best friend (who was your best friend too).

Snippet: “Why did Charlie die?” I asked.

“You’re asking me? You’re the one who was here when GungGung got the news.”

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