[PDF] More Than Rivals: A Championship Game and a Friendship That Moved a Town Beyond Black and White | by ☆ Ken Abraham, More Than Rivals: A Championship Game and a Friendship That Moved a Town Beyond Black and White, Ken Abraham, More Than Rivals A Championship Game and a Friendship That Moved a Town Beyond Black and White An Inspiring True Story Set in the Midst of the Civil Rights EraBy racial tension was at a breaking point in the southern town of Gallatin Tennessee Desegregation had emotions running high The town was a powder keg ready to erupt But it was also on the verge of something incredible Eddie Sherlin [PDF] More Than Rivals: A Championship Game and a Friendship That Moved a Town Beyond Black and White | by ☆ Ken Abraham - More Than Rivals: A Championship Game and a Friendship That Moved a Town Beyond Black and White, More Than Rivals A Championship Game and a Friendship That Moved a Town Beyond Black and White An Inspiring True Story Set in the Midst of the Civil Rights EraBy racial tension was at a breaking point in the southern town of Gallatin Tennessee Desegregation had emotions running high The
[PDF] More Than Rivals: A Championship Game and a Friendship That Moved a Town Beyond Black and White | by ☆ Ken Abraham - More Than Rivals: A Championship Game and a Friendship That Moved a Town Beyond Black and White, More Than Rivals A Championship Game and a Friendship That Moved a Town Beyond Black and White An Inspiring True Story Set in the Midst of the Civil Rights EraBy racial tension was at a breaking point in the southern town of Gallatin Tennessee Desegregation had emotions running high The
I m not a sports fan at all, but More Than Rivals is much than just about sports it s about race, faith, integration and friendship, among other things Well written and fast paced, the book draws you in quickly and takes you back to the 60s and 70s, small town Tennessee and what life was like there back then The ugliness of racism and segregation are shown, but, ultimately, this book is positive and uplifting Thank you to Netgalley and Revell publishing for a copy of this in exchange for an hon [...]
It definitely shows talent when an author can take a true story and weave it into an entertaining tale that reads like fiction and Ken Abraham has shown he has that talent in spades with his novel, More Than Rivals Within only a few pages of the book, I found myself immersed in Eddie and Bill s story to the point that I was rooting for them to win every basket ball game they were playing, and cheering on the unlikely friendship between black and white I was shaking my head at the racism displaye [...]
Ken Abraham in his new book, More Than Rivals published by Revell gives us A Championship Game and a Friendship That Moved a Town Beyond Black and White.From the back cover In 1970, one small southern town was a powder keg ready to erupt.But it was also on the verge of something incredible.Eddie Sherlin and Bill Ligon grew up on opposite sides of the tracks in Gallatin, Tennessee They knew the barriers that divided them some physical landmarks and some hidden in the heart but those barriers melt [...]
More Than Rivals by Ken Abraham is than a book about basketball It is the true story of the success and greatness two boys can achieve through a deep love for each other that grows out of a love for the game.Eddie Sherlin and Bill Ligion grew up in Gallatin, Tennessee, literally, on different sides of the track, when than the train tracks separated them These two boys let barriers of race and family melt away as their friendship deepened whenever they could find a hoop to shoot baskets.I found [...]
What a powerful story Although the main topic, understandably, was basketball in this book, there was so much to it than that While the rest of the United States looked to integrate black and white, Gallatin wanted to hold on to old traditions Separate schools, barber shops, diners, and even neighborhoods On the surface it seemed as though it was okay with both sides, but under the surface that wasn t always the case Enter young Eddie and Bill, two boys who loved playing basketball then anythi [...]
More Than Rivals by Ken Abraham is a book about 2 young men in the 60 s and 70 s one white Eddie Sherlin and one African American Bill Ligon coming together as friends at a basketball championship in Tennessee in 1970 What was so important about his tournament well it was between two schools that were still mostly segregated with very big amounts of racism still lingering around in their portion of Tennessee This was a very interesting book and is one that I think should be read by a lot of peop [...]
The book was about 2 boys, one white and one black, who ended up becoming basketball stars in their respective schools and about their life growing up in the racially charged 60s The book culminated in a basketball tournament game, competing for the championship, between Eddie Sherlin s school, with predominately white students and Bill Ligon s school, with black students.I really enjoyed the book I enjoyed reading about the boys antics and also about the friendship between Eddie and Bill Even t [...]
More Than Rivals is a steady paced biography of Eddie Sherlin and Bill Ligon, written by Ken Abraham It s a true story about two guys who grew up on the opposite sides of the tracks, and how they became best friends The story takes place in Gallatin, Tenn in the 1960 s This book was written in dedication of Anna Bransford Ligon mother of Bill Ligon , Jimmy H Bo Sherlin, Jr brother of Eddie Sherlin , Dan P Herron former principal of Gallatin High School , and Professor John V Malone former princi [...]
Everyone in Gallatin, Tennesse, and all the rest of the south in 1960 s, knew the rules Blacks and whites don t mix Ever Even though things like segregation were going on blacks and whites don t mix.Everyone except for Eddie Sherlin and Bill Ligon, that is Basketball, after all, doesn t care about the color of the hand that bounces it It just needs to be bounced.They didn t set out to make a difference in their town They weren t out to change things But God used their relationship to not only af [...]
I am an avid basketball fan and this book had me from the first page You don t need to be one to see the amazing drive early in the lives of these two young men The historical background of black meeting white in a time and place in the United States added a heavy yet ironic statement The details the author included were crisp and key to fully grasp the dimensions of the contrasts and similarities of Eddie Sherlin and Bill Ligon, their families, their faith, and neighborhoods This is a rare trea [...]
I ve really enjoyed listening to this inspiring true story set in the civil rights era of 1960s 70s southern America I m not a sports fan so I m glad this wasn t just about basketball, but about the two boys growing up on different sides of a divided town Roscoe Orman narrated this perfectly for me changing his voice for all the different characters, making me laugh out loud, sign and shake my head in disbelief as the story progressed Having never personally experienced racial discrimination I [...]
This is an awesome read for the most part I read it not because I am a sports fan but because I wanted to see how life in the 1970 s really was like wow was I in for a surprise, I knew so little about this time and how poorly black people were treated In this chapter book we see how friendships change a town One will follow two boys life story as they grow up with a fond love for basket ball Not some of the romance I did not think was necessary in this story I found it filled up pages for nothin [...]
A book I received from bakerspublishing blogging program I picked this book because it is a basketball story with a friendship that is about bringing a racially divided town together by their friendships It a Revell book a division of Bakerpublishing GroupI enjoyed reading this book because the characters were well developed and the story was thoughtfully written about two boys of different races playing basketball.Another great book I get to review More then Rivals is about two boys who grew up [...]
What an inspiring story Two young boys find friendship despite tensions in their home town of Gallatin, Tennessee Eddie and Bill never saw black or white, they just played a game they both loved to play and neither allowed the negativity win out The friendship continued throughout the years and no matter what, they always did what was right They did not succumb to the hatred and in turn they showed their town how seeing each other as equals and having faith can bring about healing for so many I [...]
Two young boys who share a love for basketball are growing up in a racially divided town They both are able to escape the awareness of their skin color and enjoy some time on the court together when they are children But, eventually both families move to different homes and the boys don t have many opportunities to interact until a championship game that pits the local black high school against the local white high school, right before the two schools were planning to integrate This is a lovely [...]
This is my book club choice for August I m not really too fond of reading books on sports, but this book is than sports It s about two boys, one white, one black that become friends during a time when this was unheard of The one thing that connects them is basketball Eddie and Bill eventually grow apart, but the friendship is still there It is shown at the Finals of the 1970 season Eddie s school, all white, Gallatin High and Bill s school, all black Union High have to face each other in the fi [...]
As soon as I received the book, my husband picked it up and began to read it I had to wait for him to finish before I could even begin And he HATES reading But the story of two young kids brought together by their love of basketball and dared to cross racial boundaries was intriguing I can t think of a appropriate read at this time in our country Personally, I felt like the storyline jumped around a bit much and it was hard to keep track of the characters at first But I stuck with it and thorou [...]
This true story reads like a novel Set during the Civil Rights Era, it shows how sports can unite people Racial barriers were no match for the courage, determination, and strong character of the people in Gallatin, Tennessee The characters are richly developed, and read photos of the true story are contained inside the book More Than Rivals should be a movie Fans of Remember the Titans and The Blind Side will love it I received this book from Baker Publishing for a blog post, opinions shared are [...]
I highly recommend this book The story is quite timely, with its focus on race relations, but also about friendship While the book centers around basketball, this is not a basketball book The author does an excellent job in building the story to the really key moment about five pages from the end of the book so you really need to wait for it Whether you like sports or not, I think you will like this book.
And I thought I can t say much than the qualified people who have already endorsed this book Borrowing from a few monster slam dunk , riveting , outstanding , you ll laugh and cry.I can add one word timely Everyone needs to read this 5 star book I received a complimentary copy of More Than Rivalsfrom Baker Publishing in exchange for my honest review This review will be posted at My Journey Back
GREAT story Set in the racially turbulent 1960 s, this follows the childhood of 2 young men, one black, one white, culminating in a cross town High School Basketball Championship Game that affects the entire community Faith in God and their friendship with one another make all the difference in how the story ends A MUST read doingtherightthing
This book engaged me from the beginning, and not just because I am a basketball fan More Than Rivals tells the story of one small town in Tennessee and how a championship basketball game helped it to come to grips with the racial undercurrent there Especially inspiring because it istrue.
If you want to read a good story about basketball and history this is your book I loved the history and the story from the very beginning Such a good story My favorite book so far this summer
When s the movie coming out Great book As a Gallatin resident, a very interesting read Now I m ready to see it on the big screen
Good story Very slow moving Couldn t get through it.
This was a super easy going read It s a true story which I always love to read The characters made you feel like you really knew them and I felt like I could put myself in the story.
I loved the story heartwarming and sweet I think it would make a great movie I didn t like the writing it felt obvious and that they were working to hard to be educational.
RATING 4.5Well written, interesting, and heartwarming.
Excellent book and the perfect end to my 2016 reading list.
Loved the story Makes me want to research and learn of the people involved in the years following Only dissapointment in the book was a bit of a sappy ending Otherwise, loved it.