College basketball season will be ending with the Final Four in Arizona in just a few days, but if you’re a fan of KU basketball and want just one more story to end your fan season with, this week’s Port Pick will be perfect.
Fieldhouse by Scott Novosel and Sam Sharpe is a slim graphic novel telling the partly true autobiography of author Novosel and his hopes and dreams of one day becoming a Jayhawk basketball player, all in comic book style. For a graphic novel it actually has less text than normal, which means the reader really has to pay attention to the graphics to see the whole story.
The story starts with a grade school aged Scotty writing to his hero – the coach of the KU basketball team. When it comes time to follow his two older brothers to KU he is almost considered as a walk on his freshman year. But a knee injury forces him to reconsider what dedication, team work, and pursuing your dreams really means. As in all great sports stories there is an exciting game to end the story… and I’m going to leave it there. Does Scotty make it to the team? Do they win their big game? At under 50 pages this is a short read, so come on by the library sometime and find out for yourself.
You can get the book reviewed here, which was Fieldhouse by Scott Novosel and Sam Sharpe, and more great titles to watch, read, listen to, or play with at the Port Library. This is director Rachel Malay, saying “Thanks for checking us out!”