1-16 of 19 results for slam by walter dean myers slam may 1, 2008 by walter dean myers mass market paperback $809 $ 8 09 prime free shipping on eligible orders more buying choices $074 (195 used & new offers) kindle edition $599 $ 5 99 get it today, sep 12 audible audiobook. “slam” is a young adult novel by walter dean myers the story revolves around the efforts of seventeen year-old greg “slam” harris to play basketball, while maintaining his academics and his personal life. Walter dean myers quotes american - writer august 12 , 1937 - july 1 , 2014 i joined the army on my seventeenth birthday, full of the romance of war after having read a lot of world war i british poetry and having seen a lot of post-world war ii films. A harlem teenager learns how to apply the will he has to win at hoops to other parts of his life in this vivid, fluent story from myers (toussaint l'ouverture, p 1472, etc. In the book, slam, by walter dean myers, the character mtisha plays slam's girlfriendmtisha is a dark skinned, dark haired, pretty woman she likes slam but values being treated right, so throughout the book she makes sure slam is always proper and nice to her.
Slam by walter dean myers is about a seventeen year old boy named greg slam harris who is a great basketball player, but his grades aren't so good the main characters are greg, moma, ice, mtisha, ducky, and derek. The setting takes place at a lot of different places like carver high school, trinity high school, slams home, a car, the neighborhood, school, the hospital, billy’s bicycle shop, and latimer. Slam by walter dean myers summary greg harris or slam is a high school student from inner city harlem he fits in, has a lot of friends, and plays basketball for the best team in the city, carver. In the book, slam, by walter dean myers, greg faces a large amout of ordeals in his life because of the area that he lives in for example, he has to stay strong alot of the time because of all of the influences with drugs around every day.
Before slam's first game with latimer, mr tate, the principal, tells slam that he needs to get his grades up if he wants to play basketball slam's mom introduces a tutor to him but he doesn't want a tutor. Fallen angels by walter dean myers is a young adult novel about seventeen-year-old richie perry, a harlem teenager who volunteers for the army when unable to. With an urban, teenage voice, walter dean myers earnestly reflects the hopes and desires shared by many budding hoop dreamers narrator thomas penny vividly captures both the internal and external challenges slam faces while chasing his dream from the streets, to the classrooms, to.
Snapped on this book project yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Book review of slam by walter dean myers this past semester i read the book slam by walter dean myers the setting is in a run down part of town in a big city that was un-ginven the story line is that slam the main character is going to a new school that is a white school where he once went to a predominately was black and so is he he is a. Unit novel for fwisd 9th graders learn with flashcards, games, and more — for free. Walter dean myers (born walter milton myers august 12, 1937 – july 1, 2014) was an american writer of children's books best known for young adult literature he wrote more than one hundred books including picture books and nonfiction.
The novel slam by walter dean myers is a story about an african american teenage athlete by the name of greg greg is a highschool student and a star basketball player at hi s highschool. Walter dean myers discusses monster - duration: 7:09 walter dean myers 25,258 views 7:09 slam by walter dean myers commercial - duration: 1:57 devin haltom 424 views. Walter dean myers brings you into the world of harlem and the struggles of life with his coretta scott king award-winning book, slam gregory “slam” harris is a talented basketball player with. Walter dean myers (1937–2014) was the acclaimed author of over fifty books, primarily for young adults his notable works include fallen angels, monster, crystal, and scorpions he won numerous awards for his works, including five coretta scott king awards for african american authors. Author awards nominated for 2014 astrid lindgren memorial award named national ambassador for young people’s literature by library of congress, 2012.
Free summary and analysis of chapter 3 in nick hornby's slam that won't make you snore we promise. A love of basketball isn't necessary to enjoy this gritty, feelingly told tale, but it would certainly help myers (the glory field) uses contemporary urban black locutions to relay his narrator's vie. Greg slam harris is a seventeen-year-old who thinks he is all that on the court -- and he's not that far off he can play point guard and slam dunk the ball, making. Slam by wd myers brings the reader up close and personal to life in harlem and the monumental task of escaping from that life (the author grew up in harlem and you can tell this by the attention to detail and the intensity of the struggles these youngsters face everyday.
The book slam by walter dean myers is a very entertaining and satisfying ride through the eyes of a troubled teenager it takes place in inner-city harlem in new york, and it's all about the life of greg slam harris on and off the court. Editions for slam: 0590486683 (paperback published in 1998), 0545055741 (paperback published in 2008), 0590486675 (hardcover published in 1996), (kindle. Walter dean myers (born walter milton myers august 12, 1937 – july 1, 2014) was an american writer of children's books best known for young adult literature he has written over one hundred books including picture books and nonfiction.