Choice of Colours

The pioneering African-American quarterbacks who changed the face of football

From the Series Lorimer Recordbooks

  • Interest Level: Grade 7 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Until a mere generation ago, black football players were largely unproven as quarterbacks since they were excluded from a position that demanded strategic thinking instead of brute force. So, talented players headed north, rising to stardom in Canada. John Danakas profiles the pioneering athletes who donned new team colors and changed their sport.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-55028-991-6
$9.95 $9.95
Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre High/Low, Nonfiction, Young Adult
Subject Sports
Copyright 2007
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 128
Publication Date 2016-09-01
BISACS YAN006130, YAN053050
Dewey 920
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 4.25 x 7
Lexile 820
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Author: John Danakas

John Danakas is the author of five children's novels and one non-fiction book for young adults. He lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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Lorimer Recordbooks

Recordbooks is a high/low nonfiction series that helps teens understand social issues through the stories of sports heroes. These books feature trailblazing NHL athletes who have overcome racial barriers in their lives and in their careers. View available downloads →