More Than Rivals by Ken Abraham audiobook

More Than Rivals: A Championship Game and a Friendship That Moved a Town Beyond Black and White

By Ken Abraham
Read by Roscoe Orman

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An Inspiring True Story Set in the Midst of the Civil Rights Era By 1970, 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 and Bill Ligon were boys growing up on opposite sides of the tracks who shared a passion for basketball. They knew the barriers that divided them--some physical landmarks and some hidden in the heart--but those barriers melted away when the boys were on the court. After years of playing wherever they could find a hoop, Eddie and Bill entered the rigors of their respective high school teams. And at the end of the 1970 season, all-white Gallatin High and all-black Union High faced each other in a once-in-a-lifetime championship game. What happened that night would challenge Eddie and Bill--and transform their town. Readers will love this fast-paced true story of courage, determination, character, and forgiveness.

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An Inspiring True Story Set in the Midst of the Civil Rights Era By 1970, 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 and Bill Ligon were boys growing up on opposite sides of the tracks who shared a passion for basketball. They knew the barriers that divided them--some physical landmarks and some hidden in the heart--but those barriers melted away when the boys were on the court. After years of playing wherever they could find a hoop, Eddie and Bill entered the rigors of their respective high school teams. And at the end of the 1970 season, all-white Gallatin High and all-black Union High faced each other in a once-in-a-lifetime championship game. What happened that night would challenge Eddie and Bill--and transform their town. Readers will love this fast-paced true story of courage, determination, character, and forgiveness.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This book will make you laugh, cry, and want to get to know people who don’t look like you. A must-read.” Yolanda Conley Shields, author Letters to Our Sons
“Read it immediately. It is truly an outstanding story.” Charles Martin “C. M.” Newton, former basketball coach, Vanderbilt University
“A riveting true story. This book will inspire and touch the hearts of young and old alike.” Roscoe Orman, actor

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Author Bio: Ken Abraham

Author Bio: Ken Abraham

Ken Abraham, who has more than a dozen New York Times bestsellers to his credit, has written solo and also collaborated on various books, including Lisa Beamer’s Let’s Roll! and Joel Osteen’s Your Best Life Now. Known more for his collaborations with high-profile news makers and celebrities, Ken recently walked with his mother through the journey of dementia. He has written of their poignant, sometimes funny, and always inspirational experiences in his book When Your Parent Becomes Your Child.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Sports & Recreation
Runtime: 10.27
Audience: Adult
Language: English