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Paul Volponi (www.paulvolponibooks.com) is a writer, journalist, and teacher. He has taught incarcerated teens to write on Rikers Island and he taught adolescents in a drug-treatment program in New York City.

Paul Volponi (www.paulvolponibooks.com) is a writer, journalist, and teacher. He has taught incarcerated teens to write on Rikers Island and he taught adolescents in a drug-treatment program in New York City.

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Praise for Game Seven

"An entertaining tale of baseball, family and loyalty."--Kirkus Reviews "Volponi once again delivers top-notch sports fare coupled with a deeper story of family and fidelity. . . Readers will identify with Julio as he juggles dreams, bitterness, and family loyalties in this lyrical, spare novel."--Booklist

"A poignant story. . . this is a must-read for any teen who not only loves stories about sports but also enjoys reading about families."--VOYA Praise for The Final Four by Paul Volponi: "A triple-overtime game keeps readers on the edge of their seats."--BCCB, starred review "This gritty, realistic, and riveting novel deserves the wide audience it will no doubt attract."--School Library Journal, starred review "Volponi nails it when it counts in this dynamic story."--Booklist, starred review "Volponi, a multiple award-winning author, keeps the tension high from the first to last page ... The Final Four is definitely a winner."--VOYA, starred review "Volponi's latest combines in-the-moment action, basketball history and the points of view of four college ballplayers with very different lives ... No story or character is simple."--Kirkus Reviews "The Final Four does a terrific job of capturing the emotion of March Madness."--Mike Krzyzewski, Head Coach, Men's Basketball, Duke University "This is a great story about how one sport can transcend different experiences, backgrounds, and beliefs, and unite in a desire to succeed." --Jim Calhoun, Head Coach, Men's Basketball, University of Connecticut (2010 National Champions) "It was inspirational to a coach and full of lessons to children of many ages."--Jamie Dixon, Head Coach, Men's Basketball, University of Pittsburgh "A rocket ride of a plot that rips you into the story from the first line."--Paul Griffin, author of Stay With Me "Paul Volponi delivers a high-octane basketball story fans will cheer for."--Tim Green, author of Deep Zone, a Football Genius novel

Praise for Game Seven "An entertaining tale of baseball, family and loyalty."--Kirkus Reviews "Volponi once again delivers top-notch sports fare coupled with a deeper story of family and fidelity. . . Readers will identify with Julio as he juggles dreams, bitterness, and family loyalties in this lyrical, spare novel."--Booklist "A poignant story. . . this is a must-read for any teen who not only loves stories about sports but also enjoys reading about families."--VOYA Praise for The Final Four by Paul Volponi: "A triple-overtime game keeps readers on the edge of their seats."--BCCB, starred review "This gritty, realistic, and riveting novel deserves the wide audience it will no doubt attract."--School Library Journal, starred review "Volponi nails it when it counts in this dynamic story."--Booklist, starred review "Volponi, a multiple award-winning author, keeps the tension high from the first to last page ... The Final Four is definitely a winner."--VOYA, starred review "Volponi's latest combines in-the-moment action, basketball history and the points of view of four college ballplayers with very different lives ... No story or character is simple."--Kirkus Reviews "The Final Four does a terrific job of capturing the emotion of March Madness."--Mike Krzyzewski, Head Coach, Men's Basketball, Duke University "This is a great story about how one sport can transcend different experiences, backgrounds, and beliefs, and unite in a desire to succeed." --Jim Calhoun, Head Coach, Men's Basketball, University of Connecticut (2010 National Champions) "It was inspirational to a coach and full of lessons to children of many ages."--Jamie Dixon, Head Coach, Men's Basketball, University of Pittsburgh "A rocket ride of a plot that rips you into the story from the first line."--Paul Griffin, author of Stay With Me "Paul Volponi delivers a high-octane basketball story fans will cheer for."--Tim Green, author of Deep Zone, a Football Genius novel

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