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The Basketball Game

The Basketball Game

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Written by Hart Snider, Art by Sean Covernton

Nine-year-old Hart is attending Jewish summer camp for the first time. As if that isn't awkward enough, his summer the camp is going to play host to some very particular visitors - though the kids at camp don't know that yet.The winter before camp, in a nearby small, in a nearby small town called Eckville, a teacher named Jim Keegstra is fired for spreading anti-Semitic conspiracy theories in his classroom. The parents and leaders of both Eckville and Edmonton's Jewish community decide the best way to combat Keegstra's lies is to invite some of his former students to summer camp for a day of fellowship and fun. What transpires in this comic memoir by Hart Snider is a basketball game for all time. 

Adapted from the award-winning short animation of the same name, The Basketball Game is a poignant tale about the power of community to rise above hatred and bigotry. In the end, as recognized by Hart and his fellow players, we're all in this together.