#1 New York Times bestseller Mike Lupica makes his return to the basketball court!
There's a reason teammates call him "True." Because for basketball phenom Drew Robinson, there is nothing more true than his talent on the court. It's the kind that comes along once in a generation and is loaded with perks--and with problems.
Before long, True buys in to his own hype, much to the chagrin of his mother, who wants to keep her boy's head grounded--and suddenly trouble has a way of finding him. That is, until a washed-up former playground legend steps back onto the court and takes True under his wing.
In this age of street agents promising riches to kids barely out of elementary school and college programs being taken down because of recruiting violations, True Legend is a resonant and inspiring novel in the Lupica tradition.---from the publisher
304 pages 978-0399252273 Ages 10 and up
Keywords: basketball, finding yourself, choices, African American, diversity, diverse books, sports, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, 13 year old, 14 year old, mother/son, fame, arrogance, decision making, cautionary tale, conduct of life