Hoop Kings 2: New Royalty

By Charles R. Smith Jr.
Illustrated by Charles R. Smith Jr.

With this high-energy collection of poems and dynamic photos celebrating twelve pro ballers, Charles R. Smith Jr. scores another slam dunk.

What’s your game? Can you fly like Blake Griffin? Are you a lightning-fast force of nature like Russell Westbrook? Or are you a chameleon on the court, racking up nicknames like Steph Curry? From James Harden with his shimmy-shake-spin to “Lord of the Leap, Sir Alley of the Oop” Lebron James, here are a dozen profiles honoring the superb talents and skills of some of the best players in NBA basketball. With bold, graphic photographs and fun, accessible poems infused with his indomitable wordplay, Charles R. Smith Jr. captures the agility and finesse that each of these professionals brings to the game. Poem notes about each featured player offer further inspiration at the end.

  • A follow-up to Hoop Kings and a companion to Hoop Queens, this high-energy collection of poems celebrates a new generation of basketball stars
  • An exuberant collection that features poems about twelve star NBA players: Anthony Davis, Blake Griffin, Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden, Joel Embiid, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Lebron James, Luka Doncic, Paul George, Russell Westbrook, and Steph Curry
  • Features bold, graphic, dynamic photos that pair well with Charles R. Smith Jr.'s indomitable wordplay

About the author

Charles R. Smith Jr. is the author of Hoop Queens and its companion, Hoop Kings, as well as Pick-Up Game, Chameleon, and Twelve Rounds to Glory, a Coretta Scott King Author Award Honor Book. He is also the recipient of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award for his photographs accompanying Langston Hughes’s poem in My People. Charles Smith Jr. lives in New York.

ISBN: 9781536210354
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: September 8, 2021
Dimensions: 206 x 300mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $25.99
New Zealand RRP: $28.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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