Rip and Red are best friends whose fifth grade year is nothing like what they expected. They have a crazy new tattooed teacher named Mr. Acevedo, who doesn't believe in tests or homework and likes off-the-wall projects, the more "off" the better. And guess who's also their new basketball coach? Mr. Acevedo! Could things get any worse? Easygoing Rip is knocked completely out of his comfort zone. And for Red, who has autism and really needs things to be exactly a certain way, the changes are even more of a struggle. But together these two make a great duo, both in the classroom and on the court. With its authentic story and energetic artwork, this book offers a fresh and fun look at school, sports, and friendship.