Ball Don't Lie by Matt de la Peña
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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 Peña'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.
- Publisher : Ember; Reprint edition (March 13, 2007)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 304 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0385734255
- ISBN-13 : 978-0385734257
- Reading age : 14 years and up
- Grade level : 9 - 12
- Item Weight : 8.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.13 x 0.6 x 8 inches