By Walter Dean Myers
Seventeen year old Greg "Slam" Harris is great at basketball. But something is stopping him from being able to play basketball on the school team. Will he be able to achieve what he wants? Does he overcome his struggles? To find out read the rest of Slam.
Basketball is Gregs life. He loves it. Basketball affects almost everything about his life. Including his grades.
Greg has to bring up his grades so he is able to play on the team.
The street affects Slam very much. It decides what choices he makes. It influences everything about him.