BOATENG, Johnny




Author Tags: Kidlit & Young Adult, Sports

In Hustle (Lorimer $16.95) by ex-Indiana and SFU basketballer Johnny Boateng, 14-year-old Johnny Huttle is given the nickname Hustle by his best friend, Rex, a superior athlete. Their friendship goes awry when Johnny becomes jealous of Rex’s successes on and off the court. Johnny Boateng grew up in Trail, where he led his basketball team to a provincial championship. He then played on a U.S. college scholarship. An injury ended his dream of turning professional. Today Boateng coaches high school and provincial basketball, and mentors disadvantaged youth. His sports story about rivalry and loyalty is for ages 10 to 13. Hustle is part of Lorimer's high-interest, low-vocabulary series of sports stories. 978-1-4594-06050-6

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Hustle (Lorimer 2014) $16.95 978-1-4594-06050-6

[BCBW 2014]