By: Alan Lawrence Sitomer Book Info:
Author(s) Alan Lawrence Sitomer
Genre(s) Urban fiction
Publisher Disney Hyperion
Publication date 2005 Media type print Paperback
Story Setting : The Getto
Characters : Mustafa, Andre, Gwen, Shawn, Mohamed and Lima
PLOT SUMMARY: Andre seems to have everything. A good basketball shooting ability a well paying job as a magazine writer. and an loving girlfriend. Andre is assigned the job of writing an article on racism. He starts to see it everywhere he goes, . One night, Andre’s article gets written and he becomes a local celebrity; but, fame comes with a price. Race tensions are high in Andre’s town and his article is getting as much hate mail as fan mail. Andre’s own life is threatened. Will he ever reach his dreams of becoming a famous writer through so much hatred? What will reaching for his dreams cost him in the end? Story Summery:
The Hoopster, by Alan Lawrence Sitomer takes place in a modern day neighborhood, where everyone gets along no matter who you are.
The main characters of this book are Andre Anderson a black teenager who wants to become a professional writer, Shawn a white teenager who is Andre’s best friend, Cedric Andre’s cousin, Pops Andre’s dad, Mr. Jarvis Andre’s boss, and Gwen Andre’s white girlfriend. Andre is a black teenager who loves to play basketball with his friends. He has a dream of becoming a great writer-like most children with big dreams ,but he does something about it. He gets a job at Affairs Magazine. Mr....