Aim High, Little Giant, Aim High is a story about Ta na, a nine-year-old Afro Boricua basketball player growing up in Brooklyn during a pandemic who learns valuable life lessons from family, friends, and the community, both on and off the court."Peeeace " That's how Taina opens this book, and that's how we get a tour of Brooklyn: through Taina's eyes There's the biddy court where Papa is doing a b-ball clinic, and where Taina is joined by friends Theophilus, Ireyna, Mamushi and Ibrahim. Then there are the legendary parks of Brooklyn--Bed Stuy to Brownsville to Tillary Park--and all the legendary players, the folklore of NYC playground basketball culture. At home and on the court, Taina learns math and stories through the city and basketball. "Pa'lante, siempre pa'lante " Mama says this is what the Young Lords Party used to shout for social justice. Taina's mother says it means "forward, always forward " and that's where Taina is going, forward in life
Aim High, Little Giant, Aim High features:
A full page glossary of basketball terms and definitions, such as Biddy Rims, "No Look Alley For Two," 21 Utah, and an explanation of Kwanzaa.