Meet the Authors
An athlete and his coach team up to save a city threatened by heightened racial tension and violence. Talented basketball star Nehemiah Garvey and his nationally celebrated coach Mickey Marcus undertake some sports diplomacy to help turn the city's reputation around. This fictional tale is set during the very real and turbulent events of the '60s, using Newark, New Jersey as a window into the changing demographics of urban areas across the country. Racism is rampant then, and as the topic of the book jumps forward in time, it's still a pressing topic today.
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA, UNO
Meeting Type: Meet the Authors
Cost: Included with full conference and exhibits only registration.