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Airball: My Life in Briefs
by Lisa Harkrader
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Great book for young kids getting into basketball. My son(9) and I read this together and he enjoyed it that at times he read ahead of me but insisted we go back to where we left off together every time. ( )
Airball is a story about a very brave boy who conquers his fears. The whole book he is trying to find clues to find his father. His basketball team is so bad that they haven't won a game all season. His coach develops a strategy to make the boys play in their underwear. It works and the boys improve at basketball and beat every team. He thinks that he has enough clues to find out that his father is the #1 Basketball player of kansas. His basketball team gets the opportunity to meet the jayhawk team. The boy shows the player the evidence and finds out that his real dad is his own basketball coach.
I loved this series because it showed that people are creative. The book showed that a child would do almost anything to find his dad. It also showed that it takes a lot of courage to be a leader. The coach stripped basketball all the way down to the basics. Making sure the kids had nothing to lose. This is not the normal type of book I read but i think I might start reading it.
Kirby Nikel loves basketball. However he can’t play basketball. Kirby joins the basketball team when he learns their seventh grade team will get to meet his idol and former school alumni, Brett McGrew. This meeting is very important because Kirby is sure that he has all the clues to prove that Brett McGrew is his father. The one thing that stands in his way is the school board. They have informed the coach that there will be no team or meeting Brett McGrew if the team can’t win the first game of the season. Between the coach and Kirby things just might work out.
This one was a little heavy-handed with plot and characterization, but most often amusing. Basketball fans and those who are struggling with their identity (and coordination) will find much to like.
Uncoordinated Kansas seventh-grader Kirby Nickel braves his coach's ire and becomes captain of the basketball team in order to help him prove that NBA star Brett McGrew is the father he has never known.
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