Good If It Goes
By Gary Provost
Twelve-year-old David, juggling the demands of Shrimp League basketball and preparations for his upcoming Bar Mitzvah, strives to please Kelly, his dream-girl classmate, as well as his ailing grandfather and traditional parents.
David is more interested in basketball than the bar mitzvah, and when his mother wants to have it early due to his grandfather’s failing health, David begins to wonder if anything is important. A wonderful coming of age story, and winner of the 1985 National Jewish Book Award for Children’s Literature.