Do you wish your boy enjoyed reading more?
Here's a set of five boys to peak his interest. Written by basketball star - Stoudemire, these books capture a young boys challenges and problem-solving skills.
Amar'e Stoudemire, Captain of the New York Knicks and a six-time NBA All-Star, is a well-respected professional basketball player who has left his mark on the game and the community through his award winning outreach. He is focused on creatively inspiring youth to avoid poverty through education. He is the father of three children.
Book #1 - "Home Court"
Between sports, school, and working for his father, eleven-year-old Amar'e's life is full and he is not yet ready to concentrate on basketball--but when a group of older boys start hogging the local basketball court he knows that he has to do something to help his friends.
Book #2 - "Double Team"
Eleven-year-old Amar'e Stoudemire starts competing in basketball tournaments with his two best friends, Deuce and Mike, and they are winning. After a few big wins, Amar'e starts getting attention from some of the older, more elite players in Lake Wales. Amar'e wants to elevate his game and the only way to do that is to move on.
Book #3 - "Slam Dunk"
Eleven-year-old Amar'e Stoudemire has been playing so much basketball lately it feels like he doesn't have time to do all the things he used to love. His team needs him because he is one of the best players on the court despite also being one of the youngest.
When some of the older kids get on Amar'e for not being able to dunk, he sets a goal to make that happen soon. But when Amar'e's playing time is put on hold, he'll have to come to terms with all of the other things he's been neglecting.
Book #4 - "Schooled"
Eleven-year-old Amar'e Stoudemire has had a lot of success playing in tournaments and street ball. But now it's time to try out for his school's team. Amar'e is good enough to play with the older kids, and should probably be a starter. But the players that have been there the longest, generally get the most playing time. Amar'e must deal with helping his team in a different way than he's used to.
Book #5 - "Most Valuable"
Amar'e's idol, Overtime Tanner plans the biggest streetball tournament every year. But when Overtime gets hurt during a basketball game, he can't make the arrangements in time. Amar'e and his friends help set the tournament up. On top of that, each group of Amar'e's friends wants him to play for their team and he's torn on what to do. Planning a tournament is a lot more work than playing in one. Will Amar'e's hard work pay off?
Each book is 100 plus pages and geared to middle grade students.