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SOLD! Congratulations to Amar Shah!

Join us in celebrating Amar Shah’s debut book deal with Scholastic for his contemporary MG basketball trilogy, Play the Game! 

The first in the series, titled THE HOOP CON, is upcoming October 17th, 2023 and is available for preorder.

From Publishers Weekly:

Abigail McAden at Scholastic has bought Play the Game, first in a middle grade trilogy by debut author and Emmy-winning writer/producer Amar Shah. In the novel, NBA fanatic Raam lands a ticket to HoopCon and is beaten in a mortifying one-on-one matchup in front of a crowd, including his favorite pro player; when his best friend posts the video online, Raam reaches viral infamy overnight. Publication is set for fall 2023; Jas Perry at KT Literary brokered the three-book deal for world rights.

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