Around the World

By Parent: Wide Austin

Take a fantastic journey around the world as teams in ten countries — Australia, China, Turkey, Serbia, Nigeria, France, Brazil, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the United States — play an unusual game of basketball. Beginning with a map that shows each locale, the game starts in New York where Jamal and his sister play on a rooftop court. As the action continues, the athletes change but the game continues, offering a glimpse at the universality of sports. Boys and girls will be attracted not only to the topic, but also to the comic book-style layout, featuring multiple panels one each page, dialogue bubbles, and action-packed perspectives. After the game returns to New York, an afterword page provides instructions for playing the game in your neighborhood.