The Hustle

The Hustle

One Team and Ten Lives in Black and White

Book - 2012
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Chronicles a social experiment through which wealthy white and disadvantaged African-American basketball athletes were put together to form a youth team that also enabled the black players to attend private school, revealing what became of them years later.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2012, 2011
Edition: pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781608192595
Branch Call Number: 796.323 Merlino 2011
Characteristics: 308 p. : ill., map, facs. ; 20 cm


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Meeseeks Oct 05, 2016

Merlino is a great writer, the book is part memoir, part sports story and part social study.

Aug 25, 2013

A look at class and economic disparity through the lens of high school basketball. The author follows the lives of members of his high school team who attended his elite Seattle private school or who were recruited because of their talent in more recent years, sharing some interesting history about Seattle race relations but ultimately revealing how race and class shape the dramatic differences in opportunities and outcomes.


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