Playing Without the Ball
Random House's Children's Book
Feeling abandoned by his parents, who have gone their separate ways and left him behind in a small Pennsylvania town, seventeen-year-old Jay finds hope for the future in a church-sponsored basketball team and a female friend.
Family Relationships; Divorce; Legal guardianship; divorced parents; family friend raising teenager
family problems; basketball; friendship; senior year; high school; church; cooking; sports
Wallace, Rich, "Playing Without the Ball" (2000). Diverse Families. 1203.