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ISBN:9781551433370

In the Paint

by Jeff Rud

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list price: $8.95
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
published: April 2005
ISBN:9781551433370
Description

For as long as he can remember, Matt has wanted to play basketball. Now, as he tries out for the team at his new middle school, he realizes that the easy days of elementary ball are over and that this is a much more serious game. Dealing with a hard-driving coach, competitive teammates and his own insecurities in a new school, Matt needs to call on all his skills, both on and off the court, to make the team and keep his head above water. When he is involved, albeit unwittingly, in tagging a store with racist graffiti, Matt finds himself in more trouble than he bargained for. And when he fights back against an aggressive teammate and is threatened with suspension from the team, he learns that it is not only game-time decisions that count, but also the choices made after the crowd has gone home and the gym is silent.

About the Author
Jeff Rud was a print journalist in western Canada for twenty-eight years, twenty of them as a sports writer. He is currently executive director of communications and strategy in British Columbia's Office of the Representative for Children and Youth. He lives in Victoria, British Columbia, with his wife, Lana, and likes to coach high-school basketball in his spare time.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 7
Reading age:
9 to 12
Awards
  • Long-listed, ALA Popular Paperbacks
  • Commended, CCBC Our Choice
Editorial Review

"Author Rud's effective use of language, his understanding of young people and his appreciation of sport make this a good book for young readers, especially boys. Excellent"

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Canadian Children's  Book Centre
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In the Paint (South Side Sports)

Matt struggles to make the basketball team while keeping out of trouble. Rud explores alcohol, fighting, racism, loyalty and bullying in a way that even reluctant readers will enjoy.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Canadian Children’s Book News. 2006.

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