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The Basketball Diaries

Author : Jim Carroll
Publisher : Turtleback Books
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 55,8 Mb
Release : 1995
Category : Entertainers
ISBN : 0613132610

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The original classic story about growing up with drugs and sex and about learning to survive on the streets of New York--once again in print. An urban classic of coming of age.

The Basketball Diaries

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 1995
Category : Basketball players
ISBN : OCLC:732827863

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The Petting Zoo

Author : Jim Carroll
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 2010-11-04
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781101445266

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The Petting Zoo by Jim Carroll Pdf

A moving, vividly rendered novel from the late author of The Basketball Diaries. When poet, musician, and diarist Jim Carroll died in September 2009, he was putting the finishing touches on a potent work of fiction. The Petting Zoo tells the story of Billy Wolfram, an enigmatic thirty- eight-year-old artist who has become a hot star in the late-1980s New York art scene. As the novel opens, Billy, after viewing a show of Velázquez paintings, is so humbled and awed by their spiritual power that he suffers an emotional breakdown and withdraws to his Chelsea loft. In seclusion, Billy searches for the divine spark in his own work and life. Carroll's novel moves back and forth in time to present emblematic moments from Billy's life (his Irish Catholic upbringing, his teenage escapades, his evolution as an artist and meteoric rise to fame) and sharply etched portraits of the characters who mattered most to him, including his childhood friend Denny MacAbee, now a famous rock musician; his mentor, the unforgettable art dealer Max Bernbaum; and one extraordinary black bird. Marked by Carroll's sharp wit, hallucinatory imagery, and street-smart style, The Petting Zoo is a frank, haunting examination of one artist's personal and professional struggles.

Divided Loyalties

Author : Bob Hurley,Phil Pepe
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 232 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 1993
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : UOM:39015032920020

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Divided Loyalties by Bob Hurley,Phil Pepe Pdf

A unique, inside look at the exciting world of college basketball--from a famous basketball coach and father. On March 26, 1992--for the first time in the history of the NCAA tournament--two brothers opposed one another: Bobby Hurley faced his little brother Danny as Duke battled Seton Hall.

Void of Course

Author : Jim Carroll
Publisher : Penguin Books
Page : 136 pages
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Release : 1998-10
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : UOM:39015045682385

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Void of Course by Jim Carroll Pdf

From the bestselling author of "The Basketball Diaries", "Void of Course" is a collection of poetry that vibrates with the details of everyday city life.

Mia's Sweet Surprises

Author : Coco Simon
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 160 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 2021-05-04
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781534485433

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Mia's Sweet Surprises by Coco Simon Pdf

Mia goes on vacation and meets up with the girls from the Sprinkle Sundays series in the latest addition to the Cupcake Diaries series! Things are slow at the cupcake shop this summer, and so when Mia’s dad invites her on a long weekend trip to meet some of his college friends, she jumps at the chance—especially when she hears they have daughters her age. It turns out the girls work in an ice cream shop. Not only does Mia end up making new friends—she comes back with a new invention for the Cupcake Girls: an ice-cream cone cupcake!

Hoop Genius

Author : John Coy
Publisher : Carolrhoda Books ®
Page : 40 pages
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Release : 2022-08-01
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781728464800

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Hoop Genius by John Coy Pdf

Audisee® eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and sentence highlighting for an engaging read aloud experience! Taking over a rowdy gym class right before winter vacation is not something James Naismith wants to do at all. The last two teachers of this class quit in frustration. The students—a bunch of energetic young men—are bored with all the regular games and activities. Naismith needs something new, exciting, and fast to keep the class happy—or someone's going to get hurt. Saving this class is going to take a genius. Discover the true story of how Naismith invented basketball in 1891 at a school in Springfield, Massachusetts.

The Book of Nods

Author : Jim Carroll
Publisher : Viking Adult
Page : 200 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 1986
Category : Fiction
ISBN : UOM:39015011283382

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Billy "the Hill" and the Jump Hook

Author : Billy McGill,Eric Brach
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Page : 361 pages
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Release : 2022-06-14
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781496209009

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Billy "the Hill" and the Jump Hook by Billy McGill,Eric Brach Pdf

Growing up on the hardscrabble streets of LA in the late 1950s, Billy McGill stood out. At eleven he was dunking. At fifteen he was playing in pickup games against Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain--and holding his own, in part because he invented the jump hook shot, which no one could defend. How he went from college phenom, well on his way to becoming the greatest player Los Angeles ever produced, to sleeping in abandoned houses and washing up in a Laundromat sink is the story Billy "the Hill" McGill recounts here. The first African American to play basketball for the University of Utah and the highest scoring big man in NCAA history, McGill was the first pick of the 1962 NBA draft. But the injury that would undo him--a knee injury in his junior year of high school--had already occurred, and it would worsen year after year until his career faded away. From college star (whose scoring record is still unbroken) to troubled player, bouncing around the NBA and the ABA, McGill takes us from the heights to his precipitous fall--and the slow recovery of a life he had never prepared for. A cautionary tale, written with a candor and authenticity rarely seen in pro athletes, his book is also the incredible story of one of the greatest unknown basketball players of all time.

Sign My Book

Author : Shameless Book Club,Angie Lynch
Publisher : Blurb
Page : 30 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2015-01-05
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1320333931

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Sign My Book by Shameless Book Club,Angie Lynch Pdf

Dear Reader, Please use this autograph book at signings, book expos, or anywhere you might meet your favorite author. It's meant to be a fun & easy way to get to know them. Dear Author, Please sign this book where the reader asks you to sign. Or if you're feeling frisky, sign it wherever you want. Be shameless.

Games of Deception

Author : Andrew Maraniss
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 272 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 2019-11-05
Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN : 9780525514640

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*"Rivaling the nonfiction works of Steve Sheinkin and Daniel James Brown's The Boys in the Boat....Even readers who don't appreciate sports will find this story a page-turner." --School Library Connection, starred review *"A must for all library collections." --Booklist, starred review Winner of the 2020 AJL Sydney Taylor Honor! From the New York Times bestselling author of Strong Inside comes the remarkable true story of the birth of Olympic basketball at the 1936 Summer Games in Hitler's Germany. Perfect for fans of The Boys in the Boat and Unbroken. On a scorching hot day in July 1936, thousands of people cheered as the U.S. Olympic teams boarded the S.S. Manhattan, bound for Berlin. Among the athletes were the 14 players representing the first-ever U.S. Olympic basketball team. As thousands of supporters waved American flags on the docks, it was easy to miss the one courageous man holding a BOYCOTT NAZI GERMANY sign. But it was too late for a boycott now; the ship had already left the harbor. 1936 was a turbulent time in world history. Adolf Hitler had gained power in Germany three years earlier. Jewish people and political opponents of the Nazis were the targets of vicious mistreatment, yet were unaware of the horrors that awaited them in the coming years. But the Olympians on board the S.S. Manhattan and other international visitors wouldn't see any signs of trouble in Berlin. Streets were swept, storefronts were painted, and every German citizen greeted them with a smile. Like a movie set, it was all just a facade, meant to distract from the terrible things happening behind the scenes. This is the incredible true story of basketball, from its invention by James Naismith in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1891, to the sport's Olympic debut in Berlin and the eclectic mix of people, events and propaganda on both sides of the Atlantic that made it all possible. Includes photos throughout, a Who's-Who of the 1936 Olympics, bibliography, and index. Praise for Games of Deception: A 2020 ALA Notable Children's Book! A 2020 CBC Notable Social Studies Book! "Maraniss does a great job of blending basketball action with the horror of Hitler's Berlin to bring this fascinating, frightening, you-can't-make-this-stuff-up moment in history to life." -Steve Sheinkin, New York Times bestselling author of Bomb and Undefeated "I was blown away by Games of Deception....It's a fascinating, fast-paced, well-reasoned, and well-written account of the hidden-in-plain-sight horrors and atrocities that underpinned sports, politics, and propaganda in the United States and Germany. This is an important read." -Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Newbery Honor winning author of Hitler Youth "A richly reported and stylishly told reminder how, when you scratch at a sports story, the real world often lurks just beneath." --Alexander Wolff, New York Times bestselling author of The Audacity of Hoop: Basketball and the Age of Obama "An insightful, gripping account of basketball and bias." --Kirkus Reviews "An exciting and overlooked slice of history." --School Library Journal

The Basketball Diaries

Author : Jim Carroll
Publisher : Penguin Group
Page : 232 pages
File Size : 49,5 Mb
Release : 1995
Category : Entertainers
ISBN : UCSC:32106015829952

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The original classic story about growing up with drugs and sex and about learning to survive on the streets of New York--once again in print. An urban classic of coming of age.

Harold's End

Author : J. T. LeRoy
Publisher : Last Gasp
Page : 138 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 2004
Category : Art
ISBN : 0867196149

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Harold's End by J. T. LeRoy Pdf

Harold's end is a street hustler power ballad from San Francisco novelist JT Leroy. A young boy finds solace in a gift from an older, seemingly compassionate man. As with other Leroy stories, it goes from dark to incomprehensibly black. Internationally renowned Australiam artist Cherry Hood has created eight unique watercolour paintings based on the character descriptions in the story.

Brittany the Basketball Fairy

Author : Daisy Meadows
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Page : 82 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 2010
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9780545202558

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"Everyone is getting ready for the Fairy Olympics! But Jack Frost's goblins have stolen the Sports Fairies' magic objects"--P. [4] of cover.

In My Skin

Author : Brittney Griner,Sue Hovey
Publisher : Harper Collins
Page : 164 pages
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Release : 2014-04-08
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780062309341

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In My Skin by Brittney Griner,Sue Hovey Pdf

Hailed by ESPN as the world’s most famous female basketball player, Brittney Griner, the dunking phenom and national sensation who is shattering stereotypes and breaking boundaries, now shares her coming-of-age story, revealing how she found her strength to overcome bullies and to embrace her authentic self. Brittney Griner, the No. 1 pick in the 2013 WNBA Draft, is a once-in-a-generation player, possessing a combination of size and athleticism never before seen in the women’s game. But “the sport’s most transformative figure” (Sports Illustrated) is equally famous for making headlines off the court, for speaking out on issues of gender, sexuality, body image and self-esteem. At 6’8”, with an 88-inch wingspan and a size 17 shoe (men’s), the Phoenix Mercury star has heard every vicious insult in the book, enduring years of taunting that began in middle school and continues to this day. Through the highs and lows, Griner has learned to remain true to herself, rising above the haters trying to take her down. In her heartfelt memoir, she reflects on painful episodes in her life and describes how she came to celebrate what makes her unique—inspiring lessons she now shares. Filled with all the humor and personality Griner has become known for, In My Skin is more than a glimpse into one of the most original personalities in sports; it’s also a powerful call to readers to be true to themselves, to love who they are on the inside and out. With a 8 pages of photos.