Ball Don't Lie
ISBN: 0385734255
EAN13: 9780385734257
Language: English
Publication Date: Mar 13, 2007
Pages: 288
Dimensions: 0.6" H x 8" L x 5.5" W
Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Newbery Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Matt de la Pe a's Ball Don't Lie 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 Pe a'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.

An] inspiring story. Sticky is a true original, and de la Pe a has skillfully brought him to life. --School Library Journal, Starred

Riveting. Teens will be strongly affected by the unforgettable.basketball action; and the questions about race, love, self-worth, and what it means to build a life without advantages. --Booklist

Stunningly realistic. --VOYA

Gritty and mesmerizing. --Kirkus Reviews

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