Woody Nelson is a senior who plays on the basketball team of his
high school. Although he sits on the bench most of the time, his
knowledge of the game and his wit and strategies make him a valuable
team member - a virtue Woody is unable to appreciate. When U.S.
Air Corps tests reveal his rare abilities, Woody finally begins to
value himself and to prepare mentally for the dangerous job of a WWII
fighter pilot that will follow his graduation.
Letters from a Jewish family
in Europe, the experiences of a hometown soldier on the front lines in
Europe, and an uncle who may have survived the Bataan Death March move
through Woody's personal story with historical and often heartbreaking
reality. More than a great basketball story, Slam Dunks Not
Allowed portrays American life during the war and writes itself on
the hearts and minds of its readers. (Our publisher wrote
those nice words).
If you liked Pitcher's Hands
is OUT!, you'll find your favorite characters in Slam Dunks not
Allowed. Scooter, Dutchie, and Casey (now clearly a girl) are in
it and Doolie Higgins gets his payback for picking on Woody when they
were younger. Any you'll see that high school in 1944 was very
much different than high school is today.
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