March 1, 2021 by Erika Thulin Dawes
As his mother and father visit doctor after doctor and try meds after meds, ZJ aches for the time ‘before’ his father’s illness, a time filled with picnics, pick up games, and spontaneous dance parties in the living room. ZJ’s father is a pro football player who is experiencing headaches, mood swings and memory loss. Jacqueline Woodson’s latest novel in verse explores the impact of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) on tight end Zachariah ‘44’ Johnson, through the eyes of his twelve year old son, his namesake.
March 26, 2018 by Katie Cunningham
Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery Written by Sandra Neil Wallace and Illustrated by Bryan Collier Published in 2018 by Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers ISBN 978-1-4814-4387-6 Grades K-5 Book Review “Ernest looked around his neighborhood. It no longer appeared ordinary. In the movement […]
January 27, 2014 by Mary Ann Cappiello
By Carla Killough McClafferty Published by Carolrhoda Books ISBN: 978-1-4677-1067-1 Grades 6 and Up Book Review This week, much of America’s attention will be devoted to the upcoming Superbowl game. Families are planning Superbowl parties, perfecting their chicken wing recipes and placing bets on who might win the game. With football so much in the […]
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