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Blacktop Series

Raul Allen and LJ Alonge
This street smart, action-packed basketball series follows five players from Oakland, CA and their lives on and off the court.
Justin #1 by LJ Alonge; cover illustrated by Raul Allen
Frank #3 by LJ Alonge; cover illustrated by Raul Allen
Toni #4 by LJ Alonge; cover illustrated by Raul Allen

Blacktop Series : Titles in Order

Book 4
A street-smart, action-packed basketball series with action on and off the court.

Toni isn’t Coach Wise’s favorite player on Team Blacktop. Honestly, she’s not even in his top five. And if she’s being real, her own teammates keep siding with him during practice.

But this isn’t the first time she’s been on her own, and it won’t be the last. If you can’t count on yourself, who can you count on?
Book 3
An action-packed basketball series from author LJ Alonge set on the courts of Oakland, CA.

Frank’s not great at staying out of trouble. He’s also not great at driving cars. After his joyride ends in a crash, he’s stuck with a court-appointed Community Mentor for the summer. 

But it’s not too bad. Officer Appleby’s all right. And if anyone can handle a basketball team, a police officer, and a new girl on the horizon, it’s Frank Torres.
Book 2
An action-packed basketball series from author LJ Alonge set on the courts of Oakland, CA.

Janae works every day at her Granny’s Strange Goods Superstore, selling lucky rabbits’ feet and other useless junk. And every night, after closing up shop, she dominates the courts with her boys. 

When the chance comes around to take her game to the next level, she knows she’ll make the cut. It’s all about skill—luck’s got nothing to do with it. Right?
Book 1
An action-packed basketball series from author LJ Alonge set on the courts of Oakland, CA.

Justin has a list of goals stashed under his mattress. Number 1 is “figure out life plans.” Number 5 is “earn Zen Master rating in WoW.” Nowhere on that list is “play the crew from Ghosttown,” but that’s the type of trouble that always seems to finds him. 

The debut title from LJ Alonge’s new basketball series pulses with action on and off the court. With wit, humor, and honesty, Justin unfolds over one hot summer.

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