Hoop Dreams

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HOOP DREAMS "Hoop Dreams" by Ben Joravsky, is about two kids Arthur Agee and William Gates who are just starting high-school and playing high-school basketball. These two kids from the projects of Chicago's West Side are chasing their dreams of playing basketball in the NBA, and making it through life. Both of their lives are playing basketball, but they both face problems with their families, school and basketball. Throughout the entire book troubles and joys …

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…go through very hard times. It was not given to them free. William worked hard to earn it and went to college on a free ride. Arthur thought basketball and slacking off would get him through life when all it got him was a job at McDonalds flipping burgers. You work hard in life, and you will be rewarded. Slack off in life and you will have to work hard the rest of your life.