Everyone in Gallatin, Tennesse, and all the rest of the south in 1960’s, knew the rules. Blacks and whites don’t mix. Ever. Even though things like segregation were going on… blacks and whites don’t mix.
Everyone except for Eddie Sherlin and Bill Ligon, that is. Basketball, after all, doesn’t care about the color of the hand that bounces it. It just needs to be bounced.
They didn’t set out to make a difference in their town. They weren’t out to change things. But God used their relationship to not only affect them, but all of Gallatin.
About the book and author:
More than Rivals is a biography written by Ken Abraham about two boys in Gallatin, Tennesse: Eddie Sherlin and Bill Ligon. It’s the true story of a championship game and how that game, and the friendship that came before it, changed the town.
An emotional true story of how two kids changed their town through a simple friendship and not so simple basketball game. Don’t wait for the library! Pick it up today!
Where to buy:
What I liked:
Everything, basically. It was an emotional story about some hard things that happened and I think Ken Abraham caught them nicely in this book without being overbearing about it. He explains things nicely, enough so that you know how stupid it all was and yet understand how big a leap it was for Eddie and Bill.
What I didn’t like:
Uh… (maybe I oughta read it some more. Then maybe I could find something. *winks*)
Who I would recommend this to:
Jr High and older– unless you think that your kid would understand the emotions going on in the book. There are a lot of packed emotions hidden in this book–thankfully, we rarely see them in real life anymore.
*I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*