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Taking Sides
by Gary Soto
PUBL. RECOMMENDED AGE: 8-12
LEXILE READING LEVEL: 750L {what is this?}
PUBLISHER: Harcourt
YEAR PUBLISHED: 2003
NO. PAGES: 168
GENRE{S}: Realistic Fiction, Sports Fiction
MAIN CHARACTER GENDER: Male
ISBN: 0152046941
READ & REVIEWED BY: Shannon - StorySnoop


The Story
Taking Sides—Book Review

After his home is robbed, fourteen-year-old Lincoln Mendoza moves out of his Hispanic neighborhood with his single mother. Now living in a new white neighborhood, in a new school, an on a new basketball team with a coach who hates him, Lincoln must decide where his loyalty lies.
The Scoop
Taking Sides—Book Review
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This is an easy, albeit sometimes slow, story that will appeal to sports fans. Themes of racial identity, overcoming prejudice, loyalty, and self discovery make this a worthwhile read.
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