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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
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Strong inside
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the true story of how Perry Wallace broke college basketball's color line
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Andrew Maraniss
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Strong inside
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the true story of how Perry Wallace broke college basketballs color line : young readers edition
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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
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Gr 7 Up—Vanderbilt University made a strong statement in 1966 when they recruited Perry Wallace, a local teen basketball star who was African American. Students may not be familiar with Wallace, but after reading this poignant biography, they will not forget him. Readers meet him as a child whose loving family provided him with the care and attention he needed to thrive academically, then follow him onto the court, where he yearned—and then learned—to dunk. Maraniss speeds through Wallace's senior year at Pearl High, in Tennessee, where recruiters from schools across the country were eager to add him to their rosters. His years at Vanderbilt, where he broke the color barrier in the Southeastern Conference, receive the most attention, with great sports writing meeting heartfelt interludes of Wallace's efforts to bring about change for his fellow black students. Maraniss does not shy away from the ultimate truth: Wallace experienced vicious racism and countless death threats as well as racial slurs, discrimination, and unfair treatment on and off the court. Wallace is quoted abundantly throughout the text, and the bibliography is packed with primary sources, offering ample research opportunities for those compelled to dig deeper into the civil rights struggle of Wallace and other black athletes. VERDICT This portrait of the fortitude of a young athlete will make a huge impact on teens and is guaranteed to spark serious discussion.—Abby Bussen, Muskego Public Library, WI --Abby Bussen (Reviewed 01/01/2017) (School Library Journal, vol 63, issue 1, p119)
Biography type
individual biography
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10570985
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YDXCP
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Maraniss, Andrew
Dewey number
796.323/092
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illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
1170L
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Lexile
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MG
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 7
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
7.9
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True
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Accelerated Reader AR
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  • Wallace, Perry
  • Wallace, Perry
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Vanderbilt Commodores (Basketball team)
  • Basketball players
  • Racism in sports
  • Civil rights
  • Southern States
Target audience
adolescent
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the true story of how Perry Wallace broke college basketball's color line : young readers edition
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Strong inside : the true story of how Perry Wallace broke college basketball's color line, Andrew Maraniss
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Includes bibliographic references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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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
1740173
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Young readers edition.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780399548345
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) i9780399548345
  • (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
1740173
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
  • (Sirsi) i9780399548345
  • (OCoLC)946693249

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