Eddie and Marcus are best friends and the stars of the high school basketball team. They alternate voices in the telling of this story. The two boys are tired of being poor so they start robbing people and when Marcus gets caught, he doesn’t tell Eddie. He faces the consequences on his own. When Eddie gets caught, he gets a high priced lawyer to get him off while Marcus goes to prison. Is the difference race?
199 pages 978-0142406922 Ages 12 and up
Keywords: crime, social injustice, friends, prejudice, racism, poverty, Black Lives Matter, diversity, diverse books, Diversity: Oppression and Reslience, 12 year old, 13 year old, 14 year old, basketball
Recommended by Edi Campbell, Lbrarian, Indiana, USA
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Marcus and Eddie are best friends who found the strength to break through the racial barrier. Marcus is black; Eddie is white. Stars of their school basketball team, they are true leaders who look past the stereotypes and come out on top. They are inseparable, watching each other's backs, both on and off the basketball court. But one night—and one wrong decision—will change their lives forever. Will their mistake cost them their friendship . . . and their future?---from the publisher
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