Home Court (STAT: Standing Tall and Talented Series #1)

Home Court (STAT: Standing Tall and Talented Series #1)


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STAT: Standing Tall And Talented-- A slam-dunk new fiction series from NBA superstar Amar'e Stoudemire!

Eleven-year-old Amar'e Stoudemire has a lot going on. He loves to go skateboarding in the park. He takes his school work very seriously. He helps out with his dad's landscaping company. And he likes to play basketball with his best friends-but just for fun.
When a group of older kids start disrespecting his boys on their neighborhood basketball court, there is only one solution. Amar'e must step in and use his athletic ability and intelligence to save the day. This experience leads Amar'e to realize that basketball is his true passion.
Based on the life of All-Star NBA sensation Amar'e Stoudemire, who overcame many obstacles to become one of the most popular figures in sports today.

Amar'e is just as versatile in his off the court life as he is on. He is devoted to several charities. He promotes literacy and education. He is a media darling. And he has an amazing story to tell in this heartfelt, accessible middle-grade series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545387590
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 08/01/2012
Series: STAT: Standing Tall and Talented Series , #1
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 133,461
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 650L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Amar'e Stoudemire, Captain of the New York Knicks and a six-time NBA All-Star, is a well-respected professional basketball player who has left his mark on the game and the community through his award winning outreach. He is focused on creatively inspiring youth to avoid poverty through education. He is the father of three children.

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Home Court 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
mrsvaljones More than 1 year ago
Eleven year old Amar’e is a good kid. He studies hard in school, helps his dad with his landscaping company, and loves to play sports. Skateboarding, baseball, and basketball, as long as he is with his friends and family he is having fun. But one day a group of older bullies shows up and kicks him and his friends off their home basketball court. With his athletic ability and the help of his friends, Amar’e realizes that the only way to win their court is to play a winner take all game. Filled with the excitement of a great basketball game, Stoudemire’s first novel is perfectly geared towards males, touching on issues of morality, friends, hard work, sports, and family. Amar’e likeable character, wit, and athletic prowess will inspire youth and reinforce the positive message. Based on the life of popular NBA Star Amar’e Stoudemire, whose overcame his own obstacles to thrive, Home Court, is the first in the STAT: Standing Tall and Talented series. Recommended for readers age 8-12.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing!  My 9 year old son who has ADHD, sat down and read this book in a few hours!  He could not stop reading this book.  He wouldn't touch his video game until he finished this book.!  Thank you Mr. Stoudemire.
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