Slam Dunk

by Steven Barwin and Gabriel David Tick

The Raptors are going co-ed, but Mason and his friends aren't sure how they feel about it.
Mason's basketball team, the Cabbagetown Raptors, is going co-ed after seven successful seasons. He's pretty open-minded about the change, especially after he meets Cindy, a really top-notch player. The other guys aren't so sure.
Before long everyone has taken sides, and the Raptors' chances of making the national finals seem to fade into oblivion. When Mason's growing friendship with Cindy goes sour, however, he takes it upon himself to make things better, both with Cindy and the team.
Fast-paced and action-packed, Slam Dunk explores issues that arise when boys and girls play together on mixed teams. [Fry Reading Level - 4.2

About the Authors

Steven Barwin

Steven Barwin
STEVEN BARWIN is a high school teacher. He is the author of several books in the Lorimer Sports Stories series including Spiked, which was Resource Links' Year's Best book, Icebreaker and Slam Dunk, both of which were named Best Books for Kids and Teens by the Canadian Children's Book Centre. He is also the author of the teen novel Trap Jam. Steven lives in Thornhill, Ontario.

Gabriel David Tick

GABRIEL DAVID TICK is a television writer. With Steven Barwin, they have written for such shows as John Woo's television series Once a Thief; The Royal Canadian Air Farce; and Street Cents.


"Quick reads, Slam Dunk [and Hockey Heroes will appeal to reluctant readers. Recommended."
Dave Jenkinson, Canadian Book Review Annual
Reluctant readers, sports fans and general readers would enjoy Slam Dunk, is part of Lorimer's Sport Stories series. The language and plot would be suitable for the intended readers.

Slam Dunk would be a good read-aloud choice and suitable for school, public and personal libraries.

Deborah Mervold, CM: Canadian Review of Materials


Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Selection

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