Allie’s Basketball Dream Just by looking at the cover of the story “Allie’s Basketball Dream” by Barbara Barber I could already tell that the story itself seems to be an ideology. The ideology is not hard to figure out; even the name of the story gives it away. Most girls dream of being a ballerina, a princess, or even a vet but with Allie’s case she wants to be professional basketball player. When I first picked up this book, the name of the book intrigued me to want to read it because I never would have guessed a girls dream would be to be a professional basketball player. As I started to read this book I noticed that the book is based on adults and children of African-American race in urban and inner-city areas.
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In this picture I found it interesting that there was a cat blending in the picture. This makes the scene more comfortable/safe because cats are seen as cute, feminine, and calm. Although I love dogs, this picture would have been seen differently if there was a dog such as a German shepherd in the background. Another aspect about this picture that I like is Allie and her fathers are holding the basketball together. This could show that they are sharing the same dream or he is giving her the chance to make her dream become reality.
Allies father does not just give her a basketball but he goes with her to the playground so she can shoot hoops and he encourages her to practice. Allies father says “Go ahead and practice, and then we’ll shoot baskets together as soon as I get back from taking Aunt Harriet shopping … I’ll just be across the street. If you need me tell Mr. Gonzalez, and he’ll come get me (Barber 6)” This shows that Allies dad is the source of authority but he also is very caring and makes sure that Allie knows where he is and if she needs help he will be there for her.
Even though Allie’s father guided her throughout the story, Allie was able to resolve issues on her own which make some of the scenes in this story child-centered. For example, even though Allie was made fun of and laughed at when she missed some shots she was still able to have