Backfield Boys by John Feinstein audiobook

Backfield Boys: A Football Mystery in Black and White

By John Feinstein
Read by Mike Chamberlain

Tantor Audio 9781250180643

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665246903

  • ISBN: 9781665246897

  • ISBN: 9781665246910

Runtime: 8.47 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In Backfield Boys, renowned sports journalist and New York Times bestselling author John Feinstein tells a thrilling story of friendship, football, and a fight for justice.

Freshman footballers Jason Roddin and Tom Jefferson are a perfect pair: Jason is a blazing-fast wide-receiver, while his best friend Tom has all the skills a standout quarterback needs. After summer football camp at an elite sports-focused boarding school, the boys are thrilled to be invited back with full-ride scholarships.

But on day one of practice, they're shocked when the team's coaching staff makes Tom, a black kid, a receiver and Jason, a white kid, a quarterback. Confronted with mounting evidence of deep-seated racial bias, the boys speak out, risking their scholarships and chances to play. As tensions ratchet up with coaches and other players, Tom and Jason must decide how much they're willing to lose in a conflict with powerful forces that has nothing—and everything—to do with the game they love.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

An intriguing look at racism in contemporary sports and the power private schools have in shaping sports and upholding racist traditions. Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: John Feinstein

Author Bio: John Feinstein

John Feinstein is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous works of nonfiction, including Moment of Glory, Are You Kidding Me?, Living on the Black, Let Me Tell You a Story, Caddy for Life, A Season on the Brink, Play Ball, and others. He has also written sports-mystery novels for young readers. He writes for the Washington Post, Golf Digest, Inside Sports, Golf, Tennis magazine, Basketball America, and is a regular commentator on NPR’s Morning Edition.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.47
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English