Attucks!: Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team That Awakened a City

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Attucks!: Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team That Awakened a City

by Phillip Hoose

First Release:

February 2019

ISBN: 9780374306120

The 1955 Crispus Attucks Tigers were from an Indianapolis high school meant to be the centerpiece of racially segregated education in Indiana. They shattered the myth of their own inferiority, winning the state basketball boys’ championship. Author’s note. Biographical notes on the basketball players mentioned in the book. Sources. Endnotes. Index. Black-and-white photographs and reproductions.

  • ISBN: 9780374306120
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
    Page Count: 224
    Trim Size: 9" x 6"
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 7.5, Points: 7
    Lexile: Level: 1110L
    Awards & Honors: 2019 Carter G. Woodson Book Award Honor, Secondary Level
    ALSC Notable Children's Books - 2019
    Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - 2019
    CCBC Choices 2019 Choice: Historical People, Places, and Events
    Booklist Editors ' Choice: Books for Youth - 2018
    CSMCL Best Books - 2018
    Genre: Nonfic
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