Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Yang is a math teacher and graphic novelist. He knows numbers and comics - not sports. But when he decides to tell the story of his high school's championship basketball team, he learns so much more than the sport of basketball. Spending a year following the team, Yang talks to coaches and players as he explores the dynamics of the team and the lives lived off the court. Along the way, he also manages some self exploration as he draws parallels between his subjects and his dream of writing/drawing a Superman tale and balancing his family and work.
A blend of basketball history, sports documentary, and memoir, Yang's Dragon Hoops challenges us all to "step out anyway" and take some risks.
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