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NO MORE NO NAME
Tim Tingle’s first novel in the contemporary No Name series depicts the struggles of Choctaw teen Bobby Byington. A strong-willed and determined high school basketballer, Bobby must carve a path through the dark world of his father’s alcoholism and angry nature. In the second book, No More No Name, Bobby’s mother returns home, and Bobby’s basketball team, galvanized by his impressive shooting skills, begins to win. But new problems surface when Bobby’s smart girlfriend is bullied by a resentful schoolmate and a fellow team memberis abused by his own alcoholic father.
"We heard a loud crashing sound and froze. Shattered glass flew from the coach’s office and onto the court. Lloyd’s dad still held the chair he used to break the window. He turned and faced Coach Robison. “You might think everybody’s happy with a wild Indian coaching our kids, but you’re wrong!” he shouted, waving the chair back and forth in front of our coach."
“The relationships in No More No Name are carefully developed, offering readers a best-practices model for caring intervention. The basketball action is clear and engaging, and readers so inclined will wish they could play under Coach Robison. A lesson in sympathy, delivered with heart.”
––Kirkus Review, June 2017
“The No Name series deals head-on with heavy topics, such as racism, alcoholism, bullying, teamwork, and familial forgiveness. It’s good to see the language and traditions of the Native American experience so prominently woven throughout a straightforward sports story.”
—Booklist, September 2017