Travel Team by Mike Lupica

Travel teamRecommended by Kyla M.

If you love basketball and you never had anyone to look up to (father-wise) you would like this book. This book Travel Team is about a boy named Danny. He doesn’t have a father to look up to and he loves basketball. He played basketball since 5th grade and now he’s in 7th grade. Travel Team is just like the movie Space Jam. Danny thought he couldn’t be better than Ty Ross so he stay in the gym. MJ teammates thought they couldn’t beat the other team so they stayed in the gym to practice before the game. Travel Team stands out because Danny doesn’t have a father in his life, but yet he stills hold it down and make sure he’s a gentleman to females at all times. Travel Team talks about Danny’s old basketball team/ teammates and then it talks about him in the future. I would give this book 5 out of 5 stars.You should read this book if you like basketball.


The Big Field by Mike Lupica

The Big FieldRecommended by Michael N.

If you like baseball, you watch it, and you play it, this book is for you. The Big Field, which is a New York Times Bestseller, is by my favorite author, Mike Lupica. This book is about Hutch, a shortstop who watched his own father play the game professionally. Hutch loved his father so he got a feeling to play the game he loves to play. This reminds me of when I played baseball. I played baseball for Lift for Life Academy last season and I got my tooth knocked out of my head. To this day it’s crazy to have one tooth knocked out with a baseball and to walk with it. It’s cool. The Big Field stands out to me because it shows heart; “the Cardinals were in a 4-0 hole” then they came back and won 6-4. My advice to you is to see his journey and to believe in the team you’re on or with. I would give this book 5 out of 5 stars. You should read this book if you like baseball.