A CITY FOR LINCOLN by John R. Tunis

A CITY FOR LINCOLN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A bit nature for the lower teens indicated by the publishers-but use own judgment for individual boy. A basketball coach is the central figure in this new story of team play. The place is a mid-western city, where the hero is particularly concerned with problems of juvenile delinquency. He wins sports laurels for the city of ""Springfield""; he is made director of a Juvenile Association created to clear the town of juvenile crime; he makes the tactical error of meting out justice to influential townsfolk, he is set up as candidate for the mayoralty by the CIO and is elected through the campaign efforts of the town's poor and the town's youth. A moving story, dramatic, vivid, politically timely, and approaching racial and social problems with tact and fervor. An excellent book for awakening youth to their challenge as political factors. A demonstration of the workings of self-government, shared responsibility, democratic participation, as minors run an efficient court, etc. Tunis is making a great contribution in a field few others have touched.

Pub Date: Oct. 11th, 1945
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace