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The Resource Strong inside : the true story of how Perry Wallace broke college basketball's color line, Andrew Maraniss

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

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Strong inside : the true story of how Perry Wallace broke college basketball's color line
Title
Strong inside
Title remainder
the true story of how Perry Wallace broke college basketball's color line
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Maraniss
Title variation
Strong inside
Title variation remainder
the true story of how Perry Wallace broke college basketballs color line : young readers edition
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. The world seemed to be opening up at just the right time, and when Vanderbilt University recruited Wallace to play basketball, he courageously accepted the assignment to desegregate the Southeastern Conference. The hateful experiences he would endure on campus and in the hostile gymnasiums of the Deep South turned out to be the stuff of nightmares. Yet Wallace persisted, endured, and met this unthinkable challenge head on. This insightful biography digs deep beneath the surface to reveal a complicated, profound, and inspiring story of an athlete turned civil rights trailblazer
Summary
A biography of the first African American basketball player in the Southeastern Conference details his struggles against racism, persistence of will, and role as a civil rights trailblazer
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10570985
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Maraniss, Andrew
Dewey number
796.323/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
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1170
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 7
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Wallace, Perry
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Vanderbilt Commodores (Basketball team)
  • Wallace, Perry
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Basketball players
  • Racism in sports
  • Civil rights
  • Southern States
Target audience
adolescent
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the true story of how Perry Wallace broke college basketball's color line : young readers edition
Label
Strong inside : the true story of how Perry Wallace broke college basketball's color line, Andrew Maraniss
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes bibliographic references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn946693249
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Young readers edition.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780399548345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946693249
Label
Strong inside : the true story of how Perry Wallace broke college basketball's color line, Andrew Maraniss
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes bibliographic references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn946693249
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Young readers edition.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780399548345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946693249

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