After the Shot Drops (Paperback)

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A powerful novel about friendship, basketball, and one teen's mission to create a better life for his family in the tradition of Jason Reynolds and Walter Dean Myers, from National Book Award Finalist Randy Ribay.

Belongs on the shelf alongside contemporary heavy-hitters like Angie ThomassThe Hate U Give, Brendan Kiely and Jason ReynoldssAll-American Boys, and Nic StonesDear Martin." School Library Journal, starred review

Bunny and Nasir have been best friends forever, but when Bunny accepts an athletic scholarship across town, Nasir feels betrayed. While Bunny tries to fit in with his new, privileged peers, Nasir spends more time with his cousin, Wallace, who is being evicted. Nasir can't help but wonder why the neighborhood is falling over itself to help Bunny whenWallaceis in trouble.

When Wallace makes a bet against Bunny, Nasir is faced with an impossible decisionmaybe a dangerous one.

Told from alternating perspectives,After the Shot Dropsis a heart-poundingstory about the responsibilities of great talentand the importance of compassion.

About the Author

Randy Ribay was born in the Philippines and raised in the Midwest on a diet of books and Pokmon cards. Ribay is the author ofAn Infinite Number of Parallel Universes. A graduate of the University of Colorado and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Ribay is an English teacher at a private school in Palo Alto, California, and a reviewer for The Horn Book. He lives in Stanford, California.
Twitter andInstagram @randyribay

Product Details
ISBN: 9780358108061
ISBN-10: 0358108063
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 21st, 2020
Pages: 336
Language: English