Caron Butler and Justin A. Reynolds — Shot Clock - in Partnership with Takoma Park, MD Library at Takoma Park Middle School

Upcoming Event
Friday, September 9, 2022 - 6:00pm

This event is in-person in the cafeteria at Takoma Park Middle School.

Politics and Prose is delighted to partner with the Takoma Park Maryland Library and the Takoma Park, MD recreation Department for an exciting program with Caron Butler and Justin A. Reynolds. 

Author Justin Reynolds gives former NBA All-Star Caron Butler an assist in a new book series – and the result is a slam dunk! Each book in this new middle grade series features a different member of an AAU basketball team coached by a former NBA star in his hometown. In Shot Clock, middle schooler Tony’s hoop dreams are disrupted when his best friend and the team’s star basketball player, Dante, is shot by a police officer.  Tony is driven to make an elite EEA basketball team in memory of Dante, but struggles with his emotions as rallies, protests and vigils awaken a growing sense of injustice.

Caron Butler is a former two-time NBA All-Star who played for fourteen seasons. He is currently an assistant coach for the Miami Heat and previously was a TV commentator on ESPN, NBC, TNT, and NBA TV. In 2016, his memoir Tuff Juice: My Journey from the Streets to the NBA was published by Lyons Press. Tuff Juice is being produced as a film by Mark Wahlberg. Caron is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and activist. He created the Butler Elite Basketball program and the 3-D foundation.

Justin A. Reynolds is the bestselling author of Opposite of Always, which has sold in nineteen other languages and is being produced as a film by Paramount Players. In addition to his sophomore novel, Early Departures, a Kirkus Best Book of 2020, he’s also the author of the middle-grade graphic novel, Miles Morales: Shock Waves. Justin is also the co-founder of the CLE Reads Book Festival, a Cleveland Book Festival for middle-grade and young adult writers, which he launched in July 2019.  

Ages 9-13

7611 Piney Branch Rd
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Child & Teen
Shot Clock By Caron Butler, Justin A. Reynolds Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063069596
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 6th, 2022