The Wolfbay Wings’ top center is much appreciated for his pretty passes, and not just on the ice—his grade-school game on the basketball court has become locker-room legend by the time he reaches middle school. When the aggressively hip basketball coach tries to recruit Prince for his team, the Wings’ sole black player finds himself torn: Does he stay with the sport he and his beloved Canadian grandfather know and love, or does he switch to the sport that everyone else thinks he ought to play?
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Bruce Brooks has twice received a Newbery Honor: in 1985 for The Moves Make the Man, and in 1992 for What Hearts. He is the author of the popular Wolfbay Wings ice hockey series and, most recently, Vanishing, a middle-grade novel. He lives in Burtonsville, Maryland.From School Library Journal:
Grade 5-8APrince is the Wolfbay Wings' only black hockey player. He was introduced to the game when he came to live in Baltimore with his French Canadian grandfather after his parents died. However, after attending Georgetown basketball camp one summer, Prince is pressured by the middle-school coach to give up hockey and switch to playing "the People's Game" with his African-American brothers. Brooks gives readers a straightforward story and excellent comparisons between basketball and hockey strategies and plays. Because of his keen development of Prince's character and the knowledge of the game, young people will realize that Prince is not so much turning his back on a sport, but turning toward a game he loves. He is becoming his own person. Hockey fans will enjoy the entire series and now with the U.S. Women's hockey team getting the gold at the Olympics, perhaps a female player will join the team in the future.ABlair Christolon, Prince William Library, Manassas, VA
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Book Description HarperTrophy, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0064406008
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Book Description HarperTrophy, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 64406008
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