Friday night lights : a town, a team, and a dream
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Published:
Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2004.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st Da Capo Press mass market ed.
Physical Desc:
357 pages ; 18 cm.
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 8 - AR Pts: 19
Lexile measure:
1220L
Status:
McGavock High - Teen Fiction
F BIS
Description
Return once again to the enduring account of life in the Mojo lane, to the Permian Panthers of Odessa -- the winningest high school football team in Texas history. Odessa is not known to be a town big on dreams, but the Panthers help keep the hopes and dreams of this small, dusty town going. Socially and racially divided, its fragile economy follows the treacherous boom-bust path of the oil business. In bad times, the unemployment rate barrels out of control; in good times, its murder rate skyrockets. But every Friday night from September to December, when the Permian High School Panthers play football, this West Texas town becomes a place where dreams can come true. With frankness and compassion, Bissinger chronicles one of the Panthers' dramatic seasons and shows how single-minded devotion to the team shapes the community and inspires-and sometimes shatters-the teenagers who wear the Panthers' uniforms. Includes Reader's Group Guide inside. Now a an NBC TV weekly drama series .
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781439557747 :, 1439557748 :
Reading Level:
UG
Level 8, 19 Points
Lexile measure:
1220

Notes

General Note
Originally published: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., c1990.
Description
Secular religions are fascinating in the devotion and zealousness they breed, and in Texas, high school football has its own rabid hold over the faithful. H.G. Bissinger, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, enters into the spirit of one of its most fervent shrines: Odessa, a city in decline in the desert of West Texas, where the Permian High School Panthers have managed to compile the winningest record in state annals. Indeed, as this breathtaking examination of the town, the team, its coaches, and its young players chronicles, the team, for better and for worse, is the town; the communal health and self-image of the latter is directly linked to the on-field success of the former.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Bissinger, H. G. (2004). Friday night lights: a town, a team, and a dream. 1st Da Capo Press mass market ed. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Bissinger, H. G. 2004. Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Bissinger, H. G, Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2004.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Bissinger, H. G. Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream. 1st Da Capo Press mass market ed. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2004. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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