Synopses & Reviews
Lincoln is in a jam when his basketball team at his new school--where the students are rich and mostly white--faces his old team from the barrio on the boards. How can he play his best against his friends? No matter who wins, it looks like it will be lose-lose for Lincoln.
"Soto masterfully conveys the Hispanic-American experience."--Publishers Weekly
"A believable, compelling picture. . . . Powerful."--Kirkus Reviews
Having moved from the barrio to the suburbs, Lincoln Mendoza is still loyal to his home team--even though he's playing basketball for another school now. When the two teams face each other, Lincoln learns something about winning, loyalty, change, and friendship.
Lincoln Mendoza has to face his homeboys when his posh new school goes up against his old school on the basketball court.
About the Author
's first book for young people, Baseball in April and Other Stories
, won the California Library Association's Beatty Award and was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. He has since published many more books for younger readers. His short film The Pool Party
was awarded the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video by the ALA.