Catalog

Record Details

Catalog Search




Large Print Book

Available copies

  • 0 of 3 copies available at Sage Library System.

Current holds

2 current holds with 3 total copies.

Summary:

In the summer of his seventeenth year, Sam-uel Sooleymon gets the chance of a lifetime: a trip to the United States with his South Sudanese teammates to play in a showcase basket-ball tournament. He has never been away from home, nor has he ever been on an airplane. The opportunity to be scouted by dozens of college coaches is a dream come true. Samuel is an amazing athlete, with speed, quick-ness, and an astonishing vertical leap. The rest of his game, though, needs work, and the American coaches are less than impressed. During the tournament, Samuel receives dev-astating news from home: A civil war is raging across South Sudan, and rebel troops have ran-sacked his village. His father is dead, his sister is missing, and his mother and two younger brothers are in a refugee camp. Samuel desperately wants to go home, but it's just not possible. Partly out of sympathy, the coach of North Carolina Central offers him a scholar-ship. Samuel moves to Durham, enrolls in classes, joins the team, and prepares to sit out his freshman season. There is plenty of more mature talent and he isn't immediately needed. But Samuel has something no other player has: a fierce determination to succeed so he can bring his family to America. He works tirelessly on his game, shooting baskets every morning at dawn by himself in the gym, and soon he's dominating everyone in practice. With the Central team los-ing and suffering injury after injury, Sooley, as he is nicknamed, is called off the bench. And the legend begins. But how far can Sooley take his team? And will success allow him to save his family? -- from back cover.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library GRISHAM (John) (Text) 37814003259067 LARGE PRINT - NEW FICTION Book System_Only_3months 05/26/2021 Checked out 08/22/2021
Milton-Freewater Public Library LP Grish (Text) 37862000478180 NEW LARGE PRINT Branch_Only_3months 06/07/2021 Checked out 08/20/2021
The Dalles Wasco County Library LP GRISH (Text) 33892006659354 LARGE PRINT Book None 05/05/2021 Checked out 08/11/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593459317
  • ISBN: 0593459318
  • Physical Description: 466 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Large Print edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, 2021.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
In the summer of his seventeenth year, Sam-uel Sooleymon gets the chance of a lifetime: a trip to the United States with his South Sudanese teammates to play in a showcase basket-ball tournament. He has never been away from home, nor has he ever been on an airplane. The opportunity to be scouted by dozens of college coaches is a dream come true. Samuel is an amazing athlete, with speed, quick-ness, and an astonishing vertical leap. The rest of his game, though, needs work, and the American coaches are less than impressed. During the tournament, Samuel receives dev-astating news from home: A civil war is raging across South Sudan, and rebel troops have ran-sacked his village. His father is dead, his sister is missing, and his mother and two younger brothers are in a refugee camp. Samuel desperately wants to go home, but it's just not possible. Partly out of sympathy, the coach of North Carolina Central offers him a scholar-ship. Samuel moves to Durham, enrolls in classes, joins the team, and prepares to sit out his freshman season. There is plenty of more mature talent and he isn't immediately needed. But Samuel has something no other player has: a fierce determination to succeed so he can bring his family to America. He works tirelessly on his game, shooting baskets every morning at dawn by himself in the gym, and soon he's dominating everyone in practice. With the Central team los-ing and suffering injury after injury, Sooley, as he is nicknamed, is called off the bench. And the legend begins. But how far can Sooley take his team? And will success allow him to save his family? -- from back cover.
Subject: Basketball stories.
College athletes > Fiction.
Sudanese > United States > Fiction.
Civil war > Fiction.
Loss (Psychology) > Fiction.
North Carolina > Fiction.
Genre: Large type books.
Sports fiction.
Novels.

You are now browsing Sage Library System

<< Previous Page Shelf Browser Next Page >>
 
Go to record The partner
GRISHAM, John
Ontario Community Library
Go to record The king of torts
GRISHAM, John
Ontario Community Library
Go to record The confession
GRISHAM, John
Ontario Community Library
Go to record The pelican brief
GRISHAM, John
Ontario Community Library
Go to record The runaway jury [text (large print)]
GRISHAM (John)
Baker County Library
Go to record The brethren [sound recording]
GRISHAM (John)
Baker County Library
Go to record The rainmaker
GRISHAM (John)
Baker County Library
Go to record The street lawyer
GRISHAM (John)
Baker County Library
Go to record The summons [text (large print)]
GRISHAM (John)
Baker County Library

Additional Resources