The stone thrower

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Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press,
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AD: Adult Directed 810L
A daughter discovers herself while uncovering her father's legendary past in football. At the age of thirty, Jael Ealey Richardson travelled with her father -- former CFL quarterback Chuck Ealey -- for the first time to a small town in southern Ohio for his fortieth high school reunion. Knowing very little about her father's past, Richardson was searching for the story behind her father's move from the projects of Portsmouth, Ohio to Canada's professional football league in the early 1970s. At the railroad tracks where her father first learned to throw with stones, Jael begins an unexpected journey into her family's past. In this engaging father-daughter memoir, Richardson records some of her father's never-before told stories: his relationship with his absentee father, memories of his high school and college football victories - including a winning record that remains unbroken to this day - and his up-and-down relationship with the woman he would one day marry. As Richardson begins unravelling the story of her father's life, she begins to compare her own childhood growing up in Canada, with her father's US civil rights era upbringing. Along the way, she also discovers the real reason - despite his athletic accomplishments - her father was never drafted into the National Football League. The Stone Thrower is a moving story about race and destiny written by a daughter looking for answers about her own black history. Using insightful interviews, archival records and her personal reflections, Richardson's journey to learn about her father's past leads her to her own important discoveries about herself, and what it really means to be black in Canada.
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Grouping Title stone thrower
Grouping Author richardson jael ealey
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auth_author2 James, Matt, 1973-
author Richardson, Jael Ealey, 1980-
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display_description When Chuck Ealey was growing up in Portsmouth, Ohio, he lived in a segregated neighborhood that was divided from the rest of town by a set of train tracks. There wasn't much money at home - even for food. In high school, Chuck's football coach and teammates believed he could be a great quarterback, but other teams and their fans shouted back at him and taunted him because he was black. Even so, Chuck was determined to lead his team during this turbulent time in American history.
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subject_facet Ealey, Chuck, -- 1950- -- Juvenile literature, Football -- Juvenile literature, Football players -- Canada -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Quarterbacks (Football) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
title_display The stone thrower
title_full The stone thrower / Jael Ealey Richardson ; pictures by Matt James
title_short The stone thrower
topic_facet Ealey, Chuck, Football, Football players, Quarterbacks (Football)