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Author Hoose, Phillip M., 1947- author.

Title Attucks! : Oscar Robertson and the basketball team that awakened a city / Phillip Hoose.

Publication Info. New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2018.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 PHS Non-Fiction  796.323 HOOSE    ---  Available
Edition First edition.
Description 212 pages : black and white illustrations, maps, facsimiles ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Study Program MG+ RL 7.5 7.0 199547
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Prologue: Flap's shot -- North toward hope -- Hoosier hysteria -- Ray Crowe: "I would love to meet your family" -- Gentlemen or warriors? -- A form of jazz -- Ten for the referees -- "To be around my people" -- "Attucks was ours" -- Perfection -- Legacy.
Indexed In: Junior Library Guild
Summary The true story of the all-black high school basketball team that broke the color barrier in segregated 1950s Indiana. By winning the state high school basketball championship in 1955, ten teens from an Indianapolis school shattered the myth of their inferiority. Their brilliant coach had fashioned an unbeatable team from a group of boys born in the South and raised in poverty. Anchored by the astonishing Oscar Robertson, the Crispus Attucks Tigers went down in history as the first state champions from Indianapolis and the first all-black team in U.S. history to win a racially open championship tournament. From native Hoosier and award-winning author Phillip Hoose comes this true story of a team up against impossible odds, making a difference when it mattered most.
Audience Ages 14 & up.
Grades 9 & up.
1110L Lexile.
Awards A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG)
Subject Robertson, Oscar, 1938- -- Juvenile literature.
Robertson, Oscar, 1938-
Robertson, Oscar, 1938-
Crispus Attucks Tigers (Basketball team) -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Crispus Attucks Tigers (Basketball team) -- History.
Crispus Attucks Tigers (Basketball team) -- History.
Basketball players -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Basketball players -- United States -- Biography.
Basketball players -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 9780374306120 (hardcover) : 17.30

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