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Moves Make the Man, The

by Bruce Brooks  |  Grades: 9-12  |  Lexile 1150  |  Reading Level 7.4

A black boy and an emotionally troubled white boy in North Carolina form a precarious friendship.

Jerome Foxworthy - the Jayfox to his friends - likes to think he can handle anything. He handled growing up without a father. He handled being the first black kid in school. And he sure can handle a basketball.

Then Jerome meets Bix Rivers - mysterious and moody, but a great athlete. So Jerome decides to teach Bix his game. He can tell that Bix has the talent. All he's got to do is learn the right moves...

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