Source:Little, Brown and Co., Volume 1st, New York, p.250 (2012)
Call Number:Cubb Curr PS3617 .U535 B69 2012
Keywords:African Americans--Fiction, African Americans--Juvenile fiction, Basketball stories, Basketball--Fiction, Emotional problems of teenagers--Fiction, Emotional problems--Fiction, Friendship--Fiction, Friendship--Juvenile fiction, Gangsters--Fiction, Gangsters--Juvenile fiction, High schools--Fiction, High schools--Juvenile fiction, Irish Americans--Fiction, Irish Americans--Juvenile fiction, Pennsylvania--Fiction, Pennsylvania--Juvenile fiction, Violence--Fiction, Violence--Juvenile fiction
Summary: Finley, an unnaturally quiet boy who is the only white player on his high school's varsity basketball team, lives in a dismal Pennsylvania town that is ruled by the Irish mob, and when his coach asks him to mentor a troubled African American student who has transferred there from an elite private school in California, he finds that they have a lot in common in spite of their apparent differences.
Ages 12 and up