For Bix Rivers, nothing is more important than the truth. His father is dead, his mother is in a mental hospital, and his stepfather ignores him. A devotion to truth is all he has left. When black basketball standout Jerome Foxworthy is chosen to integrate Bix's all-white junior high school, the two outcasts form a strong friendship, and Jerome teaches Bix the fundamentals of shooting hoops. But Bix will not learn to fake. Fakes are lies, as Bix sees it. But the day will arrive when Bix has no choice but to "put on the moves." If the moves make the man, what will happen to Bix if he gives up the truth? The Moves Make the Man won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction, and is a Newbery Honor Book, an ALA Notable Children's Book, and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Alternately angry and hilarious, but always unflinchingly honest, The Moves Make the Man is a striking and unforgettable story.