Taking Sides

by Gary Soto

When 14-year-old Lincoln Mendoza moves with his mother from a working-class Latino... read more

When 14-year-old Lincoln Mendoza moves with his mother from a working-class Latino community to a white suburban neighborhood, his main concern is that he make the basketball team at his new junior high. Once he does, life gets even more complicated as he tries to come to terms with his feelings about playing on the new team against his old junior high school. An appealing, fast-paced novel about divided loyalties and ethnic identity has many moments of humor and poignancy in addition to a credible, down-to-earth teen protagonist. (Ages 9-14)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1991

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