CINCO PUNTOS PRESS
 
With roots on the U.S./Mexico border, Cinco Puntos publishes great books which make a difference in the way you see the world.
CINCO PUNTOS PRESS
childrens books
young adult books
poetry books
fiction books
non-fiction books
graphic novels
first concepts
featured titles

about us
customer service

social
Teacher's Resources
View & Print our Bilingual Catalog
View & Print our YA Catalog

<< Back to Pull

Pull

Booklist Online

This third installment in the D-Bow High School Hoops series (preceded by Next, 2013, and Slump, 2014) continues the story of Derrick Bowen, an African American high-school basketball player. Universities around the country are aggressively courting him, hoping to recruit him for their basketball programs, but when Derrick is sidelined by an injury, he realizes how tenuous his dream—and hopes for his future—really are. Derrick’s first-person narration is strong and distinctive, and the teen-speak and basketball vernacular make the numerous sporting sequences exciting to read. Derrick is a young man given a lot of responsibility, particularly in terms of his future sporting career, and learns from his experiences and mistakes. A strong cast of secondary characters alternately support or sabotage Derrick as he tries to avoid the pitfalls of inner-city life and the mistakes he’s seen peers and family members make. Though events from previous books are mentioned, this works as a stand-alone as well, and the bittersweet ending sets the stage for Derrick’s senior year.
- Booklist Online, December 10, 2015  Visit Website

books for kids | young adults | poetry | non-fiction | fiction | on sale | featured titles
submissions | about us | customer service | contact us | bilingual books
search | privacy statement | ©2001 - 2017 Cinco Puntos Press
Designed by
Stanton Street 

Distributed to the trade by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution.