Travel Team


Title: Travel Team

Author: Mike Lupica

Summer Reading List: Fairfield Middle Schools – 7th Grade

Summary: Danny Walker may be the smallest kid on the basketball court, but he has the biggest game.  Unfortunately, Danny’s amazing talents aren’t enough to compensate for his height and he gets cut from the eighth grade travel team his father once led to a national championship.  Danny’s absentee father, a former NBA player who suffered a crippling injury during his first season, steps up to create an opportunity for every kid who plays the game with heart, regardless their skill level or height. 

Who will like this book?: Obviously, sports fans will like this book.  But, this book is one that can be enjoyed by anyone who enjoys a great underdog story.  Fans of books dealing with family issues and less than-perfect parents will also enjoy this book.

If you like this, try this:Any other book by Mike Lupica and Jerry Spinelli books such as There’s a Girl in My Hammerlock and Crash.

Recommended by: Jen, Fairfield Woods Teen Librarian