Greg “Slam” Harris can play basketball, period. On the
court, he’s almost unstoppable. As he says, “I can hoop. Case closed.” But off
the court, it’s a different story. Every day is a struggle to keep things
together. Leaving his best friend Ice behind, Slam transfers to a top-notch
academic school and is easily the best player on the basketball team. But his
grades are slipping, and the coach doesn’t appreciate Slam’s attitude. On top
of that, Slam suspects that Ice has started selling drugs, just as their
opposing teams prepare for a showdown on the court. If Slam wants to hold
everything together, he’ll have to apply his passion for basketball to
everything else in his life.
With an urban, teenage voice, Walter Dean Myers earnestly
reflects the hopes and desires shared by many budding hoop dreamers. Narrator
Thomas Penny vividly captures both the internal and external challenges Slam
faces while chasing his dream from the streets, to the classrooms, to the
hardwood floors. Download and start listening now!