Fred Bowen - Outside Shot
Bowen is the author of numerous sports-themed novels for kids, as well as the writer of a kids’ sports column with The Washington Post. In the latest book in his sports fiction series, the protagonist must learn that even the most talented athletes need practice and teamwork to reach success. Richie Mallon is a dedicated basketball player who dreams of being a star shooter, but struggles at tryouts under a tough new basketball coach. Bowen follows up Richie’s story with “The Real Story,” a brief chronicle of some great shooters throughout basketball history who inspired this tale. Ages 7 – 12.