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Strong inside : the true story of how Perry Wallace broke college basketball's color line

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Young readers edition.

Perry Wallace was born at an historic crossroads in U.S. history. He entered kindergarten the year that the Brown v. Board of Education decision led to integrated schools, allowing blacks and whites to learn side by side. A week after Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, Wallace enrolled in high school and his sensational jumping, dunking, and rebounding abilities quickly earned him the attention of college basketball recruiters from top schools across the nation. In his senior year his Pearl High School basketball team won Tennessee's first racially-integrated state tournament.

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Wadsworth Library - Geneseo J 796.323 MAR (Text)
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399548345
  • ISBN: 0399548343
  • Physical Description: 262 pages : illustrations, photographs ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: Young readers edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Philomel Books, [2017]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes bibliographic references and index.
"Adapted for young people from Strong inside: Perry Wallace and the collision of race and sports in the South published by Vanderbilt University Press in 2014."--Title page verso.
Formatted Contents Note:
A Dangerous Place -- Short 26th -- Freedom Song -- Pearl of the Community -- The Woomp Show -- Not Just Another Game -- They Had the Wrong Guy -- The Name of the Game -- Champions! -- The Promise -- The Surprise -- Dangerous Territory -- History Made Them Wrong -- Hit or Miss -- Crazy People -- Sudden Impact -- What About Justice? -- The Invisible Man -- Slammed Shut -- As Good as It Gets -- The Sudden Fall -- Nightmares -- Hate, Defeated -- A River of Tears -- Death of a Dream -- Truth to Power -- The Cruel Deception -- All Alone -- Nevermore -- Bachelor of Ugliness -- He Saved the Best for Last -- Ticket Out of Town.
Summary, etc.:
Perry Wallace was born at an historic crossroads in U.S. history. He entered kindergarten the year that the Brown v. Board of Education decision led to integrated schools, allowing blacks and whites to learn side by side. A week after Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, Wallace enrolled in high school and his sensational jumping, dunking, and rebounding abilities quickly earned him the attention of college basketball recruiters from top schools across the nation. In his senior year his Pearl High School basketball team won Tennessee's first racially-integrated state tournament.
Target Audience Note:
1170 Lexile.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.9 8.0 186511.
Subject: Wallace, Perry (Law professor) > Juvenile literature.
Wallace, Perry (Law professor)
Vanderbilt University > Basketball > History > Juvenile literature.
Vanderbilt Commodores (Basketball team) > History > Juvenile literature.
Vanderbilt University > Basketball > History.
Vanderbilt Commodores (Basketball team) > History.
Basketball players > United States > Juvenile literature.
Racism in sports > Southern States > History > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
Civil rights > Southern States > History > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
Basketball players > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Racism in sports > Juvenile literature.
Basketball players.
African Americans > Biography.
Racism in sports.
Civil rights > Southern States > History.
Genre: Young adult literature.


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