Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Walk-On” as Want to Read:
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview


4.11  ·  Rating Details ·  19 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
On a beautiful sunny day in October, black students from all over campus joined together in a march on the president’s office to demand change at Auburn University. Resentment had been simmering for a while, after earlier discussions had been held asking for reforms at the university. There had been no answer.

If silence was supposed to be an answer, the students were not g
Hardcover, 253 pages
Published September 9th 2008 by Best Gurl inc.
More Details... edit details

Win a Copy of This Book

  • Walk-On by Thom Gossom Jr.
    Release date: Oct 10, 2013
    “Walk-On is for all those people who’ve ever walked on to anything, who decided they wanted to do something and set their minds to do it. Maybe they ...more

    Giveaway ends in: a

    Availability: 5 copies available, 185 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Oct 17 - Dec 15, 2016

    Countries available: US

    Format: Print Book

  • Friend Reviews

    To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

    Reader Q&A

    To ask other readers questions about Walk-On, please sign up.

    Be the first to ask a question about Walk-On

    This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

    Community Reviews

    (showing 1-45)
    filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
    Alex Gomez
    Oct 04, 2016 Alex Gomez rated it it was amazing
    An inspiring written novel, Walk-On is definitely worth reading. The plot moves quickly, showing his journey from middle school until college. Thom’s desire to be accepted by the whites in the community adds depth to the story. To make the autobiography as accurate as possible, Thom had to show all the racism which was going on in the Alabama and the racism that he received, it was sad to see the pain that Thom had to go through in his life. Walk-On might be a novel that relates to ...more
    Rachel Dawson
    Jan 19, 2015 Rachel Dawson rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: my-top-25
    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
    Chelsea Albers
    Chelsea Albers rated it really liked it
    Jun 01, 2014
    Amy rated it really liked it
    Mar 02, 2016
    Mitch rated it it was amazing
    Jul 13, 2012
    Bethany Simons
    Bethany Simons rated it really liked it
    Apr 11, 2010
    Sam rated it liked it
    Feb 23, 2012
    Melanie Martin
    Melanie Martin rated it liked it
    Dec 25, 2012
    Leigh rated it really liked it
    Aug 05, 2009
    Allietude rated it it was amazing
    Sep 05, 2015
    Brent rated it liked it
    Feb 09, 2012
    Saul rated it really liked it
    Feb 13, 2012
    Kennedy rated it it was ok
    Jul 17, 2013
    Wiebke Kuhn
    Wiebke Kuhn rated it liked it
    Mar 30, 2016
    John McCune
    John McCune rated it it was amazing
    May 29, 2014
    Ryan Ekler
    Ryan Ekler rated it it was amazing
    Feb 05, 2012
    Jonny Dent
    Jonny Dent rated it it was amazing
    Jan 10, 2013
    Kurtis Patterson
    Kurtis Patterson rated it it was amazing
    Dec 23, 2013
    Leslie rated it really liked it
    Mar 15, 2010
    Nicolegislason is currently reading it
    Feb 22, 2009
    Brittany marked it as to-read
    Sep 12, 2009
    Lyndelld marked it as to-read
    Dec 15, 2009
    Luke added it
    Jan 18, 2014
    Lysha marked it as to-read
    Mar 30, 2011
    Laura marked it as to-read
    Aug 22, 2011
    Keesco added it
    Oct 04, 2011
    Jackchristopherhill marked it as to-read
    Apr 05, 2012
    Jessica marked it as to-read
    Nov 17, 2012
    Jim is currently reading it
    Jul 26, 2013
    Randy Sublett
    Randy Sublett marked it as to-read
    Sep 03, 2013
    John Mattioli
    John Mattioli marked it as to-read
    Oct 23, 2013
    Brandon Nelson
    Brandon Nelson marked it as to-read
    Jul 21, 2014
    Bronnie Morgan
    Bronnie Morgan marked it as to-read
    Dec 21, 2014
    Michael marked it as to-read
    Jan 02, 2015
    Gina Hott
    Gina Hott marked it as to-read
    Apr 30, 2015
    DivaColumbus marked it as to-read
    May 04, 2015
    Maebelle Richardson
    Maebelle Richardson marked it as to-read
    May 08, 2015
    Marcie marked it as to-read
    Jun 21, 2015
    Brendan marked it as to-read
    Oct 27, 2015
    JoJoPNW marked it as to-read
    Feb 02, 2016
    Nikhi marked it as to-read
    Sep 19, 2016
    Tara Levin
    Tara Levin marked it as to-read
    Jul 29, 2016
    There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
    Thom Gossom Jr. was the first black athlete to graduate from Auburn University in 1975. A walk on, Gossom defied the odds, earned a scholarship and became a three-year starter. He is featured in the HBO special, Breaking the Huddle, about the integration of Southern college football. His film and television credits include Reckless, The Fight Club Jeepers Creepers 2, Miss Evers Boys, Boston Legal, ...more
    More about Thom Gossom Jr....

    Share This Book

    No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »