Dragon Hoops

Dragon Hoops

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Gene understands stories - comic book stories, in particular. Big action. Bigger thrills. And the hero always wins. But Gene doesn't get sports. As a kid, his friends called him "Stick" and every basketball game he played ended in pain. He lost interest in basketball long ago, but at the high school where he now teaches, it's all anyone can talk about. The men's varsity team, the Dragons, is having a phenomenal season that's been decades in the making. Each victory brings them closer to their ultimate goal: the California State Championships. Once Gene gets to know these young all-stars, he realizes that their story is just as thrilling as anything he's seen on a comic book page. He knows he has to follow this epic to its end. What he doesn't know yet is that this season is not only going to change the Dragons's lives, but his own life as well.
Publisher: New York : First Second, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press, 2020
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781626720794
1626720797
Branch Call Number: E184.C5 Y36 2020 (BIOG) (GRAPHIC) (TEEN)
Characteristics: 445 pages : color illustrations, 23 cm

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a part memoir, part sports story graphic novel about one high school basketball team's efforts to win the school's first state championship

Part memoir, part sports story, self-proclaimed sports-hating high school teacher Gene Luen Yang begins to follow the story of his school's basketball program and their quest to attain their first ever state title.

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SPPL_MattM May 15, 2020

From Novelist: Author Gene Luen Yang turns the spotlight on his life, his family, and the high school where he teaches.


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