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All-American

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A football accident forces young Ronald Perry, a halfback on the academy football team, to do some soul-searching. Not especially happy with everything he finds out, he is obliged to do some growing up as well.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published August 1st 1989 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published 1989)
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Sep 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing

Some readers will find All American by John R. Tunis to be somewhat dated but I think it holds up well to modern scrutiny. It tells the story of football star Ronald Perry who is involved in an anti-Semitic incident at his private school and after some soul-searching decides to transfer to the local public high-school. Once there he encounters a co-educational environment and all the challenges that pretty girls pose for a sports star. Eventually he finds acceptance among his former rivals and h

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John Roberts Tunis "the 'inventor' of the modern sports story",was an American writer and broadcaster. Known for his juvenile sports novels, Tunis also wrote short stories and non-fiction, including a weekly sports column for the New Yorker magazine. As a commentator Tunis was part of the first trans-Atlantic sports cast and the first broadcast of the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament to the United Stat ...more
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