Ball Don't Lie was Matt de la Peña’s first novel, which was chosen by the American Library Association as both a Quick Pick and Best Book for Young Adults. He attended the University of the Pacific on a basketball scholarship and went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing at San Diego State University. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he teaches creative writing. Look for Matt's other books, Mexican WhiteBoy, We Were Here, I Will Save You, and The Living, all available from Delacorte Press. You can visit him at mattdelapena.com.
From the Hardcover edition.