STAT: Standing Tall And Talented–a slam-dunk new fiction series from NBA superstar Amar’e Stoudemire! Eleven-year-old Amar’e has a lot going on. And he likes to play basketball with his best friends–but just for fun. When a group of older kids start disrespecting his boys on their neighborhood basketball court there is only one solution.
Amar’e Stoudemire Captain of the New York Knicks and a six-time NBA All-Star is a well-respected professional basketball player who has left his mark on the game and the community through his award winning outreach. He is focused on creatively inspiring youth to avoid poverty through education. He is the father of three children.
Between sports school and working for his father eleven-year-old Amar’e’s life is full and he is not yet ready to concentrate on basketball–but when a group of older boys start hogging the local basketball court he knows that he has to do something to help his friends.(publisher)
Interest level – Middle Grades
Reading level – 4.4