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Slam! - Online Book Club

Updated: Mar 5


Welcome to our online book club for grades 9-12! We are excited for you to join us in reading Slam! by Walter Dean Myers.


Along with a free copy of the book, you will receive a review page so you can tell us what you thought of the book! You will also receive a questions page to consider, activity pages, and an information page with cool links related to the book!


Kits are ready for pickup today, Friday, March 1! Please remember that we have a limited number of kits available, so it's first come, first served. If you have any special requests or need accommodations, please let Leanna or Michelle know!


All we ask is that you read the book: do as much or as little of the rest of it as you want. No matter how much you do, the book is yours!


"Slam!" by Walter Dean Myers


“Seventeen-year-old Greg "Slam" Harris can do it all on the basketball court. He's seen ballplayers come and go, and he knows he could be one of the lucky ones. Maybe he'll make it to the top. Or maybe he'll stumble along the way. Slam's grades aren't that hot. And when his teachers jam his troubles in his face, he blows up. Slam never doubted himself on the court until he found himself going one-on-one with his own future, and he didn't have the ball.”


Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!


More about the author, Harlem, and basketball:


Walter Dean Myers’s legacy site:


Encyclopedia Britannica’s page on Harlem:


USA Basketball’s site:


Ohio High School Athletic Association’s page on basketball:


Junior National Basketball Association’s site:


Included as well: a word search, an I Spy game, and a basketball hoop coloring page!






We hope you enjoy these activities and would love to hear what you thought of the book! We also hope you enjoyed the extra links. Remember, you can comment here on this website, email us at swantonpl@gmail.com, or come in and turn in a physical copy!

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