Follow Chester! a College Football Team Fights Racism and Makes History
Follow Chester! a College Football Team Fights Racism and Makes History
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Follow Chester! a College Football Team Fights Racism and Makes History

Written by Gloria Respress-Churchwell & illustrated by Laura Freeman
Published by Charlesbridge
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A little known civil rights hero and college football MVP finally gets a voice in this fictional account detailing Chester Pierce’s game-changing play as he became the first black college football player to compete south of the Mason-Dixon Line. In 1947, no African American player can play at a southern school; in return, the opposing team benches a player of “equal talent.” This historical fiction picture book frames a turbulent time in the civil rights era with the clever use of a football play to show race relations and teamwork. Inspired by a true story, capturing a historic defense against the Jim Crow laws of the South.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781580898355
    Publication Date
    September 17, 2019
    Page Count
    32
    Reading Age
    6 - 9 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2018037908
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    1580898351

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