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Call Me By My Name From former football star and bestselling author John Ed Bradley comes a searing look at love, life, and football in the face of racial adversity Heartbreaking, says Laurie Halse Anderson, author of SpeakGrowing up in Louisiana in the late s, Tater Henry has experienced a lot of prejudice His town is slow to desegregate and slower still to leave behind deep seated prejudiceDespite the town s sensibilities, Rodney Boulett and his twin sister Angie befriend Tater, and as their friendship grows stronger, Tater and Rodney become an unstoppable force on the football field That is, until Rodney sees Tater and Angie growing closer, too, and Rodney s world is turned upside down Teammates, best friends Rodney s world is threatened by a hate he did not know was inside of himAs the town learns to accept notions like a black quarterback, some changes may be too difficult to accept John Ed Bradley skillfully shines a beam of humanity through the prism of the game, revealing to us the full spectrum of its colors, from love to hate, bigotry to tolerance, and devotion to betrayal Anyone who ever played high school football or loved someone who has should read this book Tim Green, retired NFL player and bestselling author



10 thoughts on “Call Me By My Name

  1. Jay G Jay G says:

    Want to seebookish things from me Check out my youtube channel Stars In a small town in Louisiana, Tater Henry and Rodney Boulett meet one summer day in 1965 Unaware of the racial divide, Tater is taunted and thrown out by the white community Years later, Tater and Rodney s paths cross again and they quickly become


  2. Terri Terri says:

    Review also found at received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review The expected publication date is May 6 2014.I will start by saying that it appears this story is marketed for the YA audience however I feel that this is a story that has appeal to a much greater


  3. Landon Landon says:

    Football, friendship, love, hate, prejudice John, introduce readers to the lives of Tater Henry and Rodney Boulet Tater and Rodney met on a summer day in 1965 when Tater came to the white park to try out for baseball Uneducated about the invisible racial line separating the two parts of town, Rodney saved him from further h


  4. Coby S Coby S says:

    The author did a really good job at keeping the book entertaining I felt like I could connect with the characters in the book He described things really well, like the characters or even where they were at or what they were doing The book never really had a dull moment Even when nothing exciting was happening I still wanted to


  5. Joel Joel says:

    The title of this book is Call Me By My Name and the author is John Ed Bradley This book is probably the best book I have read all year My favorite part in this book is when the two main characters meet and are like best friends This is my favorite part because everybody was making fun of the main character and no one liked him I r


  6. Ms. Yingling Ms. Yingling says:

    Rodney plays just about every sport growing up in the south in the 1960s He repeatedly comes across Tater Henry, a boy who tries to play baseball in the white park in 1965 and is chased off The two are friendly enough, and when the black school is closed and all of the students sent to Rodney s high school, he s glad to finally be able


  7. Will Ogden Will Ogden says:

    The book Call me by my name , by John Ed Bradley is a good book and here is why if you like history, and sports you should read this book Tater Henry is a young African American growing up in a predominantly white southern town, His mom has an illness that requires her to be in a nursing home and his dad is out of the picture, so he lives


  8. Aubrey Aubrey says:

    Call Me by My Name demonstrates hardships a person of color had to overcome to have a what we would call a normal life This story gives an insight into how hard the change away from segregated schools really were, not just for the students but the rest of the community as well The citizens in the community were perfectly content with their seg


  9. Jeanne Jeanne says:

    This is a relationship book with the appearance of a sports book It s really about racial relationships in Louisiana in the early 1970 s The sports are just a vehicle for Rodney and Tater to become friends It would definitely be appealing to kids who liked the movie Remember the Titans The friendship between Rodney, Tater, and Julie is complicated


  10. Clarissa Clarissa says:

    We can t help who we love4 stars Ever since Plessy V Ferguson, segregation was legal, the key phrase seperate but equal being used to justify it Tater Henry is an African American teenager living in Louisiana during the 1960s, around the civil rights era Stumbling upon a baseball field full of white boys, they immediately get him to leave One white bo


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