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Ball Don't Lie

Matt de la Peña

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Newbery Award-winning author Matt de la Pena's Ball Don't Lie about basketball "is a must-read." [The Bulletin] Sticky is a beat-around-the-head foster kid with nowhere to call home but the street, and an outer shell so tough that no one will take him in. He started out life so far behind the pack that the finish line seems nearly unreachable. He's a white boy living and playing in a world where he doesn't seem to belong. But Sticky can ball. And basketball might just be his ticket out . . . if he can only realize that he doesn't have to be the person everyone else expects him to be. Matt de la Peña's breakout urban masterpiece, Ball Don't Lie takes place where the street and the court meet and where a boy can be anything if he puts his mind to it. [STAR] "[An] inspiring story. Sticky is a true original, and de la Peña has skillfully brought him to life."-School Library Journal, Starred "Riveting...Teens will be strongly affected by the unforgettable, distinctly male voice; the thrilling, unusually detailed basketball action; and the questions about race, love, self-worth, and what it means to build a life without advantages."-Booklist "Stunningly realistic, this book will hook older readers, especially urban teen males."-VOYA "The characters live and breath...This is a must-read."-The Bulletin "De la Peña does an excellent job of combining the streets with the sport. Gritty and mesmerizing."-Kirkus Reviews "I have never before seen blacktop ball depicted so well. In this novel, you will find its flash, its power, and its elegance without chains. This is powerful stuff."-Antawn Jamison, forward for the Los Angeles Clippers "From the very first sentence, this book grabbed me and didn't let go. The deeper I got into it, the more I felt like Sticky's story was my story. His heart, his handle, the guys in the gym, his potential pitfalls, his dreams. All of it. In a weird sense, this is my life."-Grayson Boucher ("The Professor") of tha AND 1 Mix Tape Tour "Truly authentic in its examination of both the gam

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dion Graham

Length:

6h 59m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:38


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:40


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:35


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:13


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:24


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:37


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:47


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:44


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:31


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:43


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:30


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:10


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:04


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:44


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:18


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:45


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:45


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:29


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:15


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:27


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:16


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:38


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:13


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:27


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:04


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:59


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:28


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:17


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:46


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:00


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:33


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:28


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:52


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:35


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:20


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:35


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:49


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:26


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:38


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:19


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:10


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:24


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:22


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:39


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:41


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:13


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:16


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:45


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

00:29