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Walter, Mildred Pitts
New York : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1999
IL 3-6, RL 4.0
ISBN 0688165478
At 6'2", tall and gangly, Alexander (Xander) Bingham is a terrible athlete. He is always chosen last for gym teams and feels especially self-conscious on the basketball court.  Yet his father wants Xander to join the basketball team and become a star player.  But Xander really shines in art class!  How can he win his father's approval yet follow his dreams by pursuing his interest in art?      Find out in Suitcase by Mildred Pitts Walter.  (Jean Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2003)
SUBJECTS:     Self-perception -- Fiction.
                        Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
                        Artists -- Fiction.
                        African Americans -- Fiction.


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