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"Waltman's series opener [ Next ] (first of a planned four) features plenty of basketball action fueled by hoops slang that will set basketball-mad readers right onto the court. . . . The author avoids slam-dunk answers, leaving readers poised for the next book. Like Derrick, this series is off to a promising high school career."-- Kirkus Reviews

Things were supposed to change for sophomore year. Things were supposed to be--I don't know-- easier somehow. At least with Jasmine. Instead it's more of a struggle than ever. At least last year when she was with Nick Starks I knew where I stood.

Derrick Bowen's sophomore year is a grind. He's been looking forward to the basketball season all summer, but his girlfriend Jasmine leaves him for putting too much focus on basketball. The promise his Marion East basketball team showed at the end of last season isn't materializing. And the sweet jumper D-Bow worked on all summer just isn't falling. When Derrick's father is severely injured in a car crash, Derrick is faced with a new reality where basketball can't be his only priority.

Kevin Waltman teaches creative writing at the University of Alabama. He lives in Coker, Alabama, with his family. Slump is the second book in his D-Bow High School Hoops series.

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full_title slump
author waltman kevin
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lastUpdate 2018-03-16 22:44:32PM

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display_description Derrick "D-Bow" Bowman thought sophomore year would be easier, but his girlfriend Jasmine leaves him for putting too much focus on basketball, the jump shot he worked on all summer is not working, and his father has a heart attack, forcing Derrick to accept that basketball cannot be his only priority.
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series D-Bow High School Hoops, D-Bow's High School Hoops
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subject_facet African Americans -- Fiction, Basketball -- Fiction, High schools -- Fiction, JUVENILE FICTION / Boys & Men, JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / African American, JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / General (see also headings under Family), JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Basketball, Schools -- Fiction
title_display Slump
title_full Slump, Slump / by Kevin Waltman
title_short Slump
topic_facet African Americans, Basketball, High schools, JUVENILE FICTION / Boys & Men, JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / African American, JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / General (see also headings under Family), JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Basketball, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Schools