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The Backfield Boys

(2017)
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In Backfield Boys, renowned sports journalist and New York Times - bestselling author John Feinstein tells a thrilling story of friendship, football, and a fight for justice.

Freshman footballers Jason Roddin and Tom Jefferson are a perfect pair: Jason is a blazing-fast wide-receiver, while his best friend Tom has all the skills a standout quarterback needs. After summer football camp at an elite sports-focused boarding school, the boys are thrilled to be invited back with full-ride scholarships.

But on day one of practice, they're shocked when the team's coaching staff makes Tom, a black kid, a receiver and Jason, a white kid, a quarterback. Confronted with mounting evidence of deep-seated racial bias, the boys speak out, risking their scholarships and chances to play. As tensions ratchet up with coaches and other players, Tom and Jason must decide how much they're willing to lose in a conflict with powerful forces that has nothing - and everything - to do with the game they love.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

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Hardback Editions

August 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Backfield Boys: A Football Mystery in Black and White
Author(s): John Feinstein
ISBN: 0-374-30592-7 / 978-0-374-30592-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Paperback Editions

August 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Backfield Boys: A Football Mystery in Black and White
Author(s): John Feinstein
ISBN: 1-250-18064-3 / 978-1-250-18064-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Square Fish
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Audio Editions

November 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Backfield Boys: A Football Mystery in Black and White
Author(s): John Feinstein
ISBN: 1-5414-1459-4 / 978-1-5414-1459-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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November 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Backfield Boys: A Football Mystery in Black and White
Author(s): John Feinstein
ISBN: 1-5414-6459-1 / 978-1-5414-6459-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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November 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Backfield Boys: A Football Mystery in Black and White
Author(s): John Feinstein
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Kindle Editions

August 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Backfield Boys: A Football Mystery in Black and White
Author(s): John Feinstein
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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