The Resource Ball Don't Lie, Matt De La Pe?a, (electronic resource)

Ball Don't Lie, Matt De La Pe?a, (electronic resource)

Label
Ball Don't Lie
Title
Ball Don't Lie
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Matt De La Pe?a
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Language
eng
Summary
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 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. [ STAR ] " [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, 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 Pe?a does an excellent job of combining the streets with the sport. Gritty and mesmerizing. "- Kirkus Reviews "I have never before seen blacktop ball depicted so well. In this novel, you will find its flash, its power, and its elegance without chains. This is powerful stuff."-Antawn Jamison, forward for the Los Angeles Clippers " From the very first sentence, this book grabbed me and didn't let go. The deeper I got into it, the more I felt like Sticky's story was my story. His heart, his handle, the guys in the gym, his potential pitfalls, his dreams. All of it. In a weird sense, this is my life."-Grayson Boucher ("The Professor") of tha AND 1 Mix Tape Tour "Truly authentic in its examination of both the game I love and the invariable missteps toward manhood. You cannot fail to be moved by the eloquence and truth of this story. "-Rick Fox, former forward for the Los Angeles Lakers An ALA Best Book for Young Adults An ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers
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de la Peña, Matt
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fiction
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  • Graham, Dion
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  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Young Adult Literature
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Ball Don't Lie, Matt De La Pe?a, (electronic resource)
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digital storage
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online
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Isbn
9781524778682
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sound
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digital recording
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52ED03D5-D4BC-431C-A2C4-E9D2F751D9EE
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OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
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Label
Ball Don't Lie, Matt De La Pe?a, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781524778682
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
52ED03D5-D4BC-431C-A2C4-E9D2F751D9EE
System details
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
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not applicable
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