Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Athlete vs. Mathlete by W. C. Mack


I was at the local library picking up some books I had on hold, when this title caught my eye.  I teach at a school that has two programs: one for the highly capable students in the district and one for the students who live in the neighborhood.  Yes, we have athletes and mathletes in both groups, but let's just say this competition isn't a foreign concept.

Russ and Owen Evans are twins.  Owen plays on the basketball team while Russ pursues more academic interests.  When a new basketball coach shows up, Owen has to try out for the team again and the new coach encourages Russ to try out too.  I liked how this book challenged stereotypes of nerd vs. jock.



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