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On the surface, Taking Sides appears to be a novel with a simple plot: What happens when a junior high basketball player essentially goes from rags to riches. Yet the plotlines in the book also deal with bigger issues, such as divorce, cultural differences, poverty, and violence. Indeed, Taking sides has truly resonated with all types of audiences across lines of age and ethnicity. A realistic and endearing story of one ...

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Overview

An Enduring Story ?

On the surface, Taking Sides appears to be a novel with a simple plot: What happens when a junior high basketball player essentially goes from rags to riches. Yet the plotlines in the book also deal with bigger issues, such as divorce, cultural differences, poverty, and violence. Indeed, Taking sides has truly resonated with all types of audiences across lines of age and ethnicity. A realistic and endearing story of one teenager's quest to find himself, the book is sure to endure.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766031685
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Series: Multicultural Literature Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Triumph of the Underdog 7

Chapter 2 Plot and Other Elements 17

Chapter 3 Themes 25

Chapter 4 Dramatic Devices 33

Chapter 5 Lincoln 45

Chapter 6 Monica 55

Chapter 7 James and Tony 65

Chapter 8 Beatrice and Roy 77

Chapter 9 Other Works 87

Chapter 10 The Importance of the Work 101

Chronology 111

Chapter Notes 112

Glossary 119

Major Works By Gary Soto 121

Further Reading 122

Internet Addresses 123

Index 125

About The Author 128

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