|Plot Summary of Mr. Touchdown|
|"Star athlete Eddie, his sister, Lakeesha, and two other Negro students, hand-picked to enter an all-white high school, are swept into the very heart of the civil rights movement in Memphis, 1965.
Chosen to integrate Forrest High by the NAACP and his father -- high school junior, Eddie Russell encounters the viciousness of certain white students the coldness of others and grapples with the sheer unfairness of leaving his friends and teammates to come to this hostile and dangerous environment.
Nancy is smart and confident and just beginning to notice a few teeny, tiny fractures on the fault lines between her and her best friends. Her dreams are changing expanding catapulting her to New York and Paris, while theirs are still centered around getting married and settling down. But when it comes to the dreaded integration, Nancy hates the idea just as much as they do. At first, anyway. Because pretty soon, she can't ignore the indignities and humiliations meted out to Eddie and the others. "
Susan Baronoff, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Mr. Touchdown|
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Time/era of story
- minorities fighting for rights
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- Adult or Young Adult Book
- a teen
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- a lot
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 7 ()
- Deep South
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
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