Slam! Setting

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Harlem

Harlem is the main setting for the novel “Slam!” by Walter Dean Myers. Located in New York, Harlem is the home of Slam and his family, as well as Ice and his family. Harlem is the location of Carver High School and the Harlem Hospital. It is a run-down area that is peaceful at times, but full of violence, drug use, and crime.

South Bronx

The South Bronx is an area that is mostly black, but with non-black enclaves. One such area contains the Latimer Magnet School, attended by nearly all white kids.

Latimer

Latimer High School is a magnet school that is mostly white. However, it attempts to diversify its student body. It is located in the South Bronx and is the host to a basketball team that Slam later joins.

Carver

Carver is Slam’s old high school. It is located in Harlem. It is host...

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