Item description for Takin' It Back: Life's Bigger Than Anyone's Game by John A. Kuri...
The compelling story of five inner-city teens who, with the help and coaching of two off-duty cops, entered a citywide basketball competition, beat the odds and won. Their escape from the grim reality of gang violence and drugs is a testimony to the power of mentoring, impact of teamwork and the importance of friendship.
"This book speaks to the inner-city teens regardless of color, and brings honor to thousands of mentors, many off-duty police officers, who selflessly give guidance to hundreds of thousands of our at-risk kids, daily." ---Shaquille O'Neal NBA All-Star, NBA MVP One of the 50 greatest players in NBA history
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 2005
Publisher Seven Locks Press
ISBN 1931643695 ISBN13 9781931643696
Reviews - What do customers think about Takin' It Back: Life's Bigger Than Anyone's Game?
Inspiring and Edgy Oct 10, 2005
This novel will move any reader, and it is easy to read for a high school crowd. Finally, a book that shows that police officers can be mentors through PAL programs. THe forward is nice by Jerome Kersey too. Fast read and well worth it.