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Shooting Star

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Title Description

Jesse Christopher finds out that it’s not easy being the new kid in school, no matter how well you play basketball. When discovered shooting hoops at a school playground by a high school coach, Jesse seems to be the missing piece to the puzzle for a team that aspires to win the Kentucky state championship. But Jesse faces an array of problems in his new environment as he tries to make friends in the classroom and become part of the school’s close-knit basketball team. Can Jesse overcome the obstacles and lead his team to a state high school basketball title?

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What They Are Saying About Shooting Star

Shooting Star is more than a novel about high school basketball although it provides the excitement of a hoops season in a team's quest for a championship against formidable odds. It also deals with the problems students face on a day-to-day basis in trying to fit in the complex world of high school. Michael Embry has crafted a novel for young adults that's a winner on many levels.

Mark Maynard,

Author of Teamwork: Ashland's 1961 Championship Season and Mark My Words:

Tales of Brandon Webb, O.J. Mayo, and other Sports Legends of Northeastern Kentucky

Michael Embry's Shooting Star captures the excitement of Kentucky high school basketball and more. Embry is a proven winner when it comes to writing about basketball. This novel is sure to please sports fans of all ages.

Mike Fields, prep sports editor,

Lexington Herald-Leader

About the author

Meet Michael Embry

 Michael Embry is the author of three nonfiction basketball books and four novels including A Confidential Man for Wings ePress in 2009. His career includes more than 30 years in journalism as a reporter, sportswriter and editor. He is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association and serves on the selection committee of the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame. He lives in Frankfort, Ky., with his wife, Mary, and Yorkshire terriers, Baxter and Bucky.

 

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