Thoroughly enjoyed this graphic novel that has a sport’s diary feel and includes aspects of history and memoir as it follows the 2014-15 basketball season of the Bishop O’Dowd Dragons from Oakland, CA.
There’s a lot to unpack in these 436 pages including mistreatment of players due to race, gender, and religion. I really like how Yang also chronicled his own story as a teacher and graphic novelist, mirroring the time frame of the basketball season. Also appreciated the notes at the back of the book that chronicled important events in the story.
Will definitely share with my mature 5th grade readers when we head back to school.