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Publisher Comments:

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.

A breakout urban masterpiece by newcomer Matt de la Peña, 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.

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

Seventeen-year-old Sticky lives to play basketball at school and at Lincoln Rec Center in Los Angeles and is headed for the pros, but he is unaware of the many dangers--including his own past--that threaten his dream.

About the Author

First-time novelist Matt de la Peña attended the University of the Pacific on a basketball scholarship. He went on to earn a Masters of Fine Arts in creative writing in his hometown, at San Diego State University. Today he lives and writes (and occasionally still plays ball) in Brooklyn, New York.

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307433169
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Boys / Men
Author:
Peña, Matt de la
Author:
Matt de la Pena
Author:
de La Pena, Matt
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Sports & Recreation - Basketball
Subject:
Boys / Men
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Basketball
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Los angeles (calif.)
Subject:
Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Basketball
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s-Sports Fiction-Basketball
Subject:
Children s-Sports Fiction-General
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Boys & Men
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20070313
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Grade Level:
9-12
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Age Level:
14-17

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Children's » General
Children's » Sports and Outdoors » Sports Fiction » Basketball
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Prejudice and Racism

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"Synopsis" by , Seventeen-year-old Sticky lives to play basketball at school and at Lincoln Rec Center in Los Angeles and is headed for the pros, but he is unaware of the many dangers--including his own past--that threaten his dream.
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