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Sometimes a Dream Needs a Push

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 5, 6, 7, 8
Page count: 10

Author

Walter Dean
Myers

Appeared in

Flying Lessons & Other Stories

Story Summary

Jim Blair had played some pro basketball and hoped that his son, Chris, would play. Unfortunately, after a car accident, Chris was in a wheelchair. Since he was driving, Chris' dad blamed himself and rarely communicated with Chris, that is until a friend recruited Chris for a wheelchair basketball team. Showing up unexpectedly for practice one afternoon, Chris' dad quietly made a few suggestions, then started coaching, giving the team the courage to face better teams.