The novel "Slam" by Walter Dean Myers is a story about an African american teenage athlete by the name of Greg. Greg is a highschool student and a star basketball player at his highschool. Greg is so good in basketball he earned the nickname "Slam." Greg lives in the ghettos of New York with his younger brother and mother. His best friend in the story is Charles and his girlfriend is Kiesha.
The problem Greg faces in the story is doing well in school, playing basketball to his best ability, and maintaining a good relationship with his girlfriend Kiesha.
Greg has to make a decision whether he will take his moms advice and do well in school or go to a school across town that he knew he wouldn't fit in. Greg is only a highschool student but has a lot on his plate.
Greg's neighborhood is filled with ghetto crime.
This report prepared by Khristian Thomas