ALL AMERICAN by John R. Tunis
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This is one of the BIG books of the Fall, and should not be pigeonholed for junior reading, though boys (and girls) from twelve on will like it. For here, in the best sport story Tunis has done, is implicit the whole rounded picture of race and color problems facing young and old today. The story revolves around two schools, a private school and a public school, and two teams, and particularly around the personalities of two boy leaders, one a boy who was partly responsible for a rotten play which won a game for the private school team; the other the Jewish lad who was desperately injured as a result. A Negro star player makes the third corner of a triangle which proves revolutionary in the school and town set up. A good story -- good sport writing -- and a book that should bring home the crux of the problem of true democracy to every reader.

Pub Date: Sept. 17th, 1942
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace