Sasquatch in the Paint: Streetball Crew, Book OneReviews

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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Streetball Crew, Book One
By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld

Praise for Sasquatch in the Paint:

“A crisp tale of sports, smarts and what it means to be your own man…[T]his obviously is a work of someone intimate with sports and, by extension, how sports can serve as metaphor for a way of being in the world.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“This funny and inspirational story based on Kareem’s sudden growth spurt as a middle-schooler captures the excitement of playing basketball and the anxiety of growing up—while growing tall, which I know a little something about. Kids will learn about the wonderful world of basketball and the importance of friendship and following your dreams.”  —Magic Johnson

“The pages fly. It has a great message.”  —Dr. Phil

“This smart, sensitive novel is full of simple truths that extend far beyond the court.” —Booklist

“[A] humorous novel that delivers a heartwarming story about growing up, facing down bullies, and learning what true friendship is all about.”—School Library Journal

“The depth and realism Abdul-Jabbar and Obstfeld bring to the novel keep it from being a run-of-the-mill sports story…Readers will feel a kinship with Theo as he maneuvers through tough but realistic choices.”—Publishers Weekly

“Sasquatch in the Paint” is terrific….Here’s how you know you’re reading a really good book: when you get to the last page, but keep turning, looking for more. Honestly — that’s what I did.”  —Barry Saunders, Raleigh News and Observer

“Touching, beautiful book.” —Frank Buckley, KTLA 5

• Selected by the Texas Library Association for the Lone Star Reading List 2014 for students in grades 6-8: “Well written, good plot, and a positive message.”

• Selected by the Junior Library Guild: “[An] extraordinary reading experience.”

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