Choice of Colours
The pioneering African-American quarterbacks who changed the face of football
by John Danakas
Until a mere generation ago, black football players were largely unproven as quarterbacks since they were excluded from a position that demanded strategic thinking instead of brute force. So, talented players headed north, rising to stardom in Canada. John Danakas profiles the pioneering athletes who donned new team colours and changed their sport.
[Fry Reading Level - 4.8
About the Author
"A book is like a garden carried in the pocket."
And I found the perfect pocketbook --Choice of Colours -- a snappy little 100-page pigskin paperback penned by Winnipeg's John Danakas. The director of public affairs at the University of Manitoba has crafted a children's book about "another era" in football -an era 50 years ago when "the NFL wasn't black quarterback friendly."
This captivating children's book is a gem for big kids, too.