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Age: Teen
Allowed Grades: 6th Grade to 12th Grade
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Teens in grades 6-12 will get a FREE copy of Backfield Boys by John Feinstein! This is not a program that will be held at the library -- you'll sign up for a book, pick it up after we email you pickup details, and it's yours to keep! That's all there is to it!

Pickup details will be emailed to you within 48 hours of registration. Limited to 25 teens, one per person. Teens must be patrons of the Homer Township Public Library.

Registration opens Monday, September 21 at 8:30am.

Book description: Backfield Boys follows best friends and football stars Jason Roddin and Tom Jefferson, a perfect, though unconventional, pair: Jason, the Jewish kid, is lightning fast and a natural wide-receiver, while African-American Tom has an amazing arm and a quarterback's feel for the game. After summer football camp at an elite sports-focused boarding school, the boys are thrilled to enroll on scholarship for their freshman year--despite their mothers' fears of injury and especially CTE.

On day one, they're stunned when the coaches make Tom a receiver and Jason a quarterback, a complete contradiction to their skill sets and training. They soon suspect this is a racial issue. The boys speak out, risking both their scholarships and their chance to play. But when Jason gets a concussion in the first game of the season, he and Tom must decide how much they're willing to lose in their quest to expose the ugly remnants of a racist past that still linger in contemporary jock culture.