Johnny Boateng played division basketball in Indiana and is the author of the award-winning sports novel Hustle. He grew up in North America and is of African descent.

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  • Hoopers

    The story of a young Black teen who is too caught up in the basketball image to put in the work to play well.

    $12.95, Paperback
    Interest ages: 10-13
    Reading level: Grade 3
    Lexile Reading Level: 620L
  • Two Strikes

    KaLeah's a natural at baseball, but when she is excluded and bullied by Nikki and her clique because she is black and a better player than Nikki, she joins the boys' team.
    $12.95, Paperback
    Interest ages: 9-13
    Reading level: Grade 2
    Lexile Reading Level: 540L
  • Hustle

    A fast-paced basketball story about loyalty and the importance of being part of a greater whole.
    $16.95, Hardcover
    Interest ages: 10-13
    Reading level: Grade 2
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