The Boys of Dunbar: A Story of Love, Hope, and Basketball


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$17.99  $16.73
Simon & Schuster
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5.5 X 8.4 X 0.8 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Alejandro Danois was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and now lives in Baltimore, Maryland. He earned a scholarship for talented minority students to attend Milton Academy in Massachusetts and later attended the University of Pennsylvania. Alejandro is editor-in-chief of the Shadow League and a freelance sports and entertainment writer whose work has been published by the New York Times, the Baltimore Sun, Bleacher Report, Sporting News, Los Angeles Times, and Ebony magazine, among other publications. The Boys of Dunbar is his first book.


"[Danois's] tale of the basketball exploits of a handful of high school students in the 1980s shows young men motivated by their coach and other recreation leaders to dream beyond the hardship of their geography. . . . Expertly re-creates not only a season but the mood of a growing sport."--Bijan C. Bayne "The Washington Post "
"Yes, The Boys of Dunbar is a book about high school basketball. But it is much more than that. . . . The Boys of Dunbar is a book about survival, a book about perseverance, a story about hard work and overcoming obstacles. . . . The courage, leadership, and drive are remarkable, and The Boys of Dunbar chronicles it from its beginning."--Frank Valish "Under the Radar "
"A feel good story that's timely as well as true."--Glenn C. Altschuler "The Florida Courier "
"Boys of Dunbar is more than a book about basketball. At a deeper level, it's an inspiring tale about the magnificence of the human spirit played out in the lives of young people on and off the court. . . . A gem of a sports story."

--Bill Hughes "Baltimore Times "