Inspirational books for young readers often come with illustrations, and today’s free eBook title is no exception. From writer Teko Bernard and Wayne L. Wilson, The Hoop Kid, is a story about a young Bernard’s mission to save his neighborhood’s park from being demolished.
Bernard’s story is an uplifting one, and it’s full of basketball dreams:
All Bernard wanted to do while staying with his grandparents in his father’s childhood hometown of Elmdale for the summer was work on his basketball skills. When Bernard excitedly enters a team into the Annual Elmdale Park Basketball Tournament, he’s shocked to discover that the future of the Park is at stake and dependent on his team winning the whole thing. The ruthless millionaire, Victor Franco, wants the Park shut down and turned into a city dump for his own personal gain.
Can the courageous Bernard and his fun and wacky crew defeat their Oakdale rivals and save the historic Park?
A fun, upbeat story, with realistic characters, and fantastic humor (particularly with G5000’s antics). Bernard is such a relatable character, and he’s a great true-to-life role model. Readers are sure to appreciate the basketball lingo, his love of the game, and his determination to fight the good fight.