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Follow Chester!|Gloria Respress-Churchwell
Follow Chester! : A College Football Team Fights Racism and Makes History
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A little-known civil rights hero and college football MVP finally gets a voice in this fictional account detailing Chester Pierce's game-changing role as the first Black college football player to compete south of the Mason-Dixon Line.

In 1947, no African American player can play at a southern school; in return, the opposing team benches a player of equal talent. This historical fiction picture book frames a turbulent time in the civil rights era with the clever use of a football play to show race relations and teamwork. Inspired by a true story, capturing a historic defense against the Jim Crow laws of the South.

  • ISBN-13: 9781580898355
  • ISBN-10: 1580898351
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
  • Publish Date: September 2019
  • Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.8 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.05 pounds
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 6-9