This is an awesome read for the most part. I read it not because I am a sports fan but because I wanted to see how life in the 1970's really was like. wow was I in for a surprise, I knew so little about this time and how poorly black people were treated. In this chapter book we see how friendships change a town. One will follow two boys life story as they grow up with a fond love for basket ball. Not: some of the romance I did not think was necessary in this story. I found it filled up pages for nothing. This story shows a black boy and a white boy, taught to hate each other who cross he boundaries because of basketball.
In the end I felt like I learned bout the segregation blacks felt ( at that time they still had their own parks, sides of streets and stores), and actually understood basketball for the first time. Because of this book I now want to be at a game. Ken Abraham has done a fantastic job!
I received this book free from the publishers and was not required to write a positive review.