Nothing seems to go right when Khahari and his friend, Omari, play basketball with Omari’s cousin, Jaden. But when Khahari learns that Jaden is on the autism spectrum, he discovers that with patience and understanding, he can be a good friend to Jaden and show Jaden how friends can play nicely together. Jaden’s mother narrates much of the dialogue in the story, explaining what autism is and how it affects Jaden and modeling the way the boys can talk to and play with Jaden so that he learns and understands. “Think Aloud” questions, sprinkled throughout the text, allow children to think deeply as the story is read to them. However, there are some major concerns with this book. Therefore, the book is not recommended for these reasons: Khahari, Omari, and Jaden’s mother narrate the story. Jaden is portrayed as someone without voice or agency who needs to be trained and rescued by those around him. His characterization is unfortunate because this is a charming, nicely illustrated book that shows how neighborhood friends and families encounter individual differences and learn from one another in their daily lives. This book could have made a nice read aloud if only Jaden’s strengths, rather than inabilities, had been described.