Game Day! Patty Mills Championship Collection by Patty Mills ISBN:9781742379920

Game Day! Patty Mills Championship Collection by Patty Mills

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Before Patty Mills was a basketball superstar leading the Boomers to win an Olympic bronze medal in Tokyo, he was a little kid with a big dream.

Little Patty is a star on the footy field, an ace at athletics and a ripper at rugby. So when he tries out for basketball, he expects it to be a breeze… He soon discovers he has a lot to learn, on and off the court.

Hit the court with little Patty as he has fun learning the rules, practising his skills, bonding with his teammates, taking pride in his Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, playing his heart out and helping his team rise to every challenge that comes their way.

This fantastic junior fiction basketball series by four-time Australian Olympian and NBA star Patty Mills is an entertaining, sporty read that will inspire kids to achieve their goals through sport, and also showcases Patty's pride in his Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.


About the Author: Patty Mills was born on 11 August 1988 in Canberra, Australia. His father Benny is from the Torres Strait Islands, and his mother Yvonne is an Australian Aboriginal originally from the Kokatha people in South Australia. Patty was born into a family that was surrounded by basketball. His parents founded Shadows Basketball in the early 80's, a local Canberra club created to provide a sense of community, familiarity, and opportunities for Indigenous people through basketball. Today, Patty plays in the NBA and is the only Indigenous Australian to win an NBA Championship (San Antonio Spurs 2013/14 season). He is also a four-time Olympian (Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio de Janeiro 2016, Tokyo 2020) with the Australian Boomers.

Dr Jared Thomas is a Nukunu person of the Southern Flinders Ranges, an Arts Development Officer at Arts, South Australia and an Indigenous Literacy Foundation ambassador. Jared's play Flash Red Ford toured Uganda and Kenya in 1999 and his play Love, Land and Money featured during the 2002 Adelaide Fringe Festival. Jared's young adult novel, Sweet Guy, was shortlisted for the 2009 South Australian People's Choice Awards for Literature and his children's book, Dallas Davis: the Scientist and the City Kids is published by the Oxford University Press Yarning Strong series. Jared's writing explores the power of belonging and culture.

 

Additional information

Genre

Sporting stories (Children's / Teenage)

Readership Level

Children / Juvenile

ISBN

9781742379920

Author

Jared Thomas

Date of Publication

02 Nov 2021

Game Day! Patty Mills Championship Collection by Patty Mills ISBN 9781742379920

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