Fast Break

Title

Fast Break

Authors

Mike Lupica

Publisher

Penguin Young Readers Group

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9781101997833

Pages

288 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Since his mother's death, Jayson, twelve, has focused on basketball and surviving but he is found out and placed with an affluent foster family of a different race, and must learn to accept many changes, including facing his former teammates in a championship game.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Lexile Measure

840L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Family member death; Poverty; Foster care; death of parent; death of a mother; loss; living in poverty; starvation; foster parents; foster child

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Black (African American) / White

Family Formation

foster mother and father

Keywords

basketball; anger; orphan; sneakers; stealing; social worker; race relations; friendships

Diversity Impact

direct

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