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Playing Without the Ball

Title

Playing Without the Ball

Authors

Rich Wallace

Publisher

Random House's Children's Book

Publication Year

2000

ISBN

9780679886723

Pages

224 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; Divorce; Legal guardianship; divorced parents; family friend raising teenager

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

divorced parents

Keywords

family problems; basketball; friendship; senior year; high school; church; cooking; sports

Diversity Impact

indirect

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