Free Throws, Friendship, and Other Things We Fouled Up

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Chronicle Books
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5.9 X 8.2 X 1.0 inches | 1.25 pounds

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About the Author
Jenn Bishop is also the author of four other novels for young readers, including the Parents' Choice Gold Award winner Things You Can't Say. Her books have been named Junior Library Guild selections and Bank Street College of Education best books and have been finalists for state book awards. She currently calls Cincinnati, Ohio, home. What team do you think she roots for? Visit her online at

"[T]his brisk and gracious upper-middle-grade selection is a top seed for collections and slam dunk for sports fans." -- Booklist

"Rich in tight bonds as well as savvy coaching on both game play and forgiveness." -- Kirkus Reviews

"A warm, funny, thought-provoking book that will stay with readers long after they turn the last page." --Barbara Carroll Roberts, author of Nikki on the Line
"A love letter to basketball and to all of us--girls and boys, men and women--captivated by the game." --Andrew Maraniss, author of Inaugural Ballers: The True Story of the First U.S. Women's Olympic Basketball Team
"An exploration of family, rivalries, and forgiveness, this book scores big." --Gillian McDunn, author of When Sea Becomes Sky and Caterpillar Summer
"Abby and Rory's story is a slam dunk."--Laura Shovan, author of The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary
"Basketball-loving readers will adore this book, but it's so much more than a basketball story. A beautifully crafted tale of friendship, family, and forgiveness, with characters so vivid and real you can't help but root for them, on and off the court." --Matt Tavares, New York Times bestselling author-illustrator of Hoops
"A slam dunk for sports lovers, chili-on-spaghetti skeptics, and anyone still trying to find their place in

school, in friendship, or in life." --Erin Yun, author of the Pippa Park series

"Jenn Bishop's ode to basketball, friendship, and the city of Cincinnati charmed me from the first page and made me want to eat Skyline chili and get tickets to a March Madness game. I love Rory and Abby, and middle school readers will, too!" --Laurie Morrison, author of Up for Air and Coming Up Short