Penguin Young Readers Group
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.
Family Relationships; Family member death; Poverty; Foster care; death of parent; death of a mother; loss; living in poverty; starvation; foster parents; foster child
Black (African American) / White
foster mother and father
basketball; anger; orphan; sneakers; stealing; social worker; race relations; friendships
Lupica, Mike, "Fast Break" (2016). Diverse Families. 1992.