Allie's Basketball Dream
By Barbara E. Barber
Illustrated by Darryl Ligasan
Basketball is Allie's favorite sport–she's loved it ever since her father took her to her first game at Madison Square Garden. When her dad gives her a new basketball of her own, she hits the neighborhood courts, full of confidence. Once there, her enthusiasm ebbs as her shots fall short of the basket–at least at first.
Allie's story of self-determination is one that young athletes, both boys and girls, will recognize. Perfect for anyone who has experienced the ups and downs of practicing and playing hard, Allie's Basketball Dream is a spirited tribute to perseverance.
Check out the classroom-tested, teacher-created lesson plan, provided by Achieve the Core, a Student Achievement Partners website designed to help educators understand and implement the Common Core State Standards.
About the Creators
is the author of poetry that has appeared in The New York Daily News, The Writer, and Midwest Poetry Review. She lives in New York City.
is a native of the Philippines, and now lives in New York City, where he works as an illustrator and designer, and teaches at the School of Visual Arts.
About This Title
Interest Level:Grades 1 - 4
Reading Level:Grades 2 - 3
Sports, Fathers, Breaking Gender Barriers, African/African American Interest, Empathy/Compassion, Leadership, Dreams & Aspirations, Identity/Self Esteem/Confidence, Overcoming Obstacles, Persistence/Grit