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Hoop roots

by Wideman, John Edgar,

Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 16 Libraries 28 of 28 copies
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Non-Fiction Collection PS3573.I26 Z467 2003x
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CLP - Beechview Non-Fiction Collection PS3573.I26 Z467 2003x
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CLP - Brookline Non-Fiction Collection PS3573.I26 Z467 2003x
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CLP - Carrick Non-Fiction Collection PS3573.I26 Z467 2003x
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CLP - East Liberty Non-Fiction Collection PS3573.I26 Z467 2003x
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CLP - Hazelwood Non-Fiction Collection PS3573.I26 Z467 2003x
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CLP - Hill District Non-Fiction Collection PS3573.I26 Z467 2003x
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CLP - Homewood African American PS3573.I26 Z467 2003x
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CLP - Knoxville Non-Fiction Collection PS3573.I26 Z467 2003x
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CLP - Lawrenceville Non-Fiction Collection PS3573.I26 Z467 2003x
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PS3573.I26 Z467 2003x
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CLP - Sheraden Non-Fiction Collection PS3573.I26 Z467 2003x
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CLP - South Side Non-Fiction Collection PS3573.I26 Z467 2003x
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Non-Fiction Collection PS3573.I26 Z467 2003x
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CLP - West End Non-Fiction Collection PS3573.I26 Z467 2003x
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CLP - Woods Run Non-Fiction Collection PS3573.I26 Z467 2003x
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Summary
A multilayered memoir of basketball, family, home, love, and race, John Edgar Wideman's Hoop Roots brings "a touch of Proust to the blacktop" (Time) as it tells of the author's love for a game he can no longer play. Beginning with the scruffy backlot playground he discovered in Pittsburgh some fifty years ago, Wideman works magical riffs that connect black music, language, culture, and sport. His voice modulates from nostalgic to outraged, from scholarly to streetwise, in describing the game that has sustained his passion throughout his life.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Wideman, the acclaimed author of Fatheralong (1994) and Brothers and Keepers (1984), examines his lifelong relationship with basketball. Growing up in Pittsburgh, Wideman, now in his fifties, found that basketball offered a way for a young black boy to gain stature, even love, from his family and the community. The game also allowed one to play alone, with no reliance on others. In Wideman's case, he was able to turn his prep success into a college education and a writing career. But basketball has meant far more to him than a stepping-stone to a better life. As he describes his complex relationship with the game, and uses it to conjure memories of his family, especially his grandmother, he recognizes that basketball still helps him define himself and provides a connection to all that he has been, might have been, or will be. There's a telling moment when he encounters an old coach who told a young Wideman that he was the best rebounder he'd ever seen. Now years later, with the coach having spent years in the NBA, Wideman wants to know if he's still number one in the coach's mind. In a life filled with academic and literary success, rebounding still matters. Wideman says that whatever readers may think of this book, he needs it. Hoops and writing are vehicles with which Wideman can set his own standards in a white world that often imposes definitions of success on black people. It may be difficult at this point to determine where he fits in the pantheon of all-time rebounders, but if the passion and fearlessness present in his writing are also part of his game, Wideman can stand tall among the best. Poignant, thought-provoking reading. --Wes Lukowsky"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Wideman, John Edgar -- Childhood and youth.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
African American authors -- Biography.
Basketball.
Autobiographies.
Publisher Boston :Houghton Mifflin Company,2003
Edition First Mariner books edition.
Language English
Notes "A Mariner book."
Description 242 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780618257751
0618257756
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