By John Feinstein
In Backfield Boys, well known activities journalist and New York Times–bestselling writer John Feinstein tells an exhilarating tale of friendship, soccer, and a struggle for justice.
Freshman footballers Jason Roddin and Tom Jefferson are an ideal pair: Jason is a blazing-fast wide-receiver, whereas his ally Tom has the entire abilities a standout quarterback wishes. After summer season soccer camp at an elite sports-focused boarding tuition, the men are overjoyed to be invited again with full-ride scholarships.
But on day one among perform, they’re surprised while the team's training employees makes Tom, a black child, a receiver and Jason, a white child, a quarterback. faced with mounting facts of deep-seated racial bias, the lads converse out, risking their scholarships and percentages to play. As tensions ratchet up with coaches and different avid gamers, Tom and Jason needs to come to a decision how a lot they're keen to lose in a clash with robust forces that has nothing—and everything—to do with the sport they love.
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