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Ball Don't Lie

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780385734257
Author(s): Matt De La Pena
Format: Paperback
Year: 2007
Publisher: Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
Dimensions: 131 x 204 x 17 (w x l x h)
Pages: 280
Pages: 14-17

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Newbery Award-winning author Matt de la Pena's Ball Don't Lie about basketball 'is a must-read.' [The Bulletin] Sticky is a beat-around-the-head foster kid with nowhere to call home but the street, and an outer shell so tough that no one will take him in. He started out life so far behind the pack that the finish line seems nearly unreachable. He s a white boy living and playing in a world where he doesn t seem to belong. But Sticky can ball. And basketball might just be his ticket out . . . if he can only realize that he doesn t have to be the person everyone else expects him to be. Matt de la Pena's breakout urban masterpiece, Ball Don t Lie takes place where the street and the court meet and where a boy can be anything if he puts his mind to it. [STAR] '[An] inspiring story. Sticky is a true original, and de la Pena has skillfully brought him to life.'-School Library Journal, Starred 'Riveting...Teens will be strongly affected by the unforgettable, distinctly male voice; the thrilling, unusually detailed basketball action; and the questions about race, love, self-worth, and what it means to build a life without advantages.'-Booklist 'Stunningly realistic, this book will hook older readers, especially urban teen males.'-VOYA 'The characters live and breath...This is a must-read.'-The Bulletin 'De la Pena does an excellent job of combining the streets with the sport. Gritty and mesmerizing.'-Kirkus Reviews'I have n
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