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Author Chase, Paula, author.

Title Dough boys / Paula Chase.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2019.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 PCMS Realistic  F CHASE    ---  Available
Edition First edition.
Description 327 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "Win big. Hustle hard. Never turn your back on a friend."--Jacket.
Summary "Deontae imp| Wright has big plans for his future. Plans that involve basketball, his best friend, Rollie, and making enough money to get his mom and four younger brothers out of the Cove, their low-income housing project."
"Long term, this means the NBA. Short term, it means being a dough boy etting paid to play lookout and eventually moving up the rungs of the neighborhood drug operation with Rollie as his partner."
"Roland ollie| Matthews used to love playing basketball. He loved the rhythm of the game, how he came up with his best drumbeats after running up and down the court. But playing with the elite team comes with extra, illegal responsibilities, and Rollie isn't sure he's down for that life. The new talented-and-gifted program, where Rollie has a chance to audition for a real-life go-go band, seems like the perfect excuse to stop being a dough boy. But how can he abandon his best friend?"
"Paula Chase explores universal themes of friendship and budding romance, while also exploring complex issues that affect many young teens. Full of basketball, friendship, and daily life in a housing project, this universal story is perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds Track series, Jewell Parker Rhodes Ghost Boys, and Chris Crutcher."
Study Program AR RL 4.8 9.0 505409 PCMS.
Subject Thirteen-year-old boys -- Fiction.
African American teenage boys -- Fiction.
Teenage boys -- Fiction.
Best friends -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Basketball players -- Fiction.
Basketball -- Fiction.
Brothers -- Fiction.
Drug traffic -- Fiction.
Gangs -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Sports fiction.
ISBN 9780062691811 (hardback)
0062691813 (hardback)

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