P&P Live! Fred Bowen and James Ransome-Gridiron: Stories From 100 Years of the National Football League

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Monday, November 16, 2020 - 6:00pm

How did football become what it is today? This stunning and informative volume traces the history of what started out as a poorly organized, maligned activity. Discover the league’s scrappy beginnings in an automobile showroom, and early players like Red Grange, the Galloping Ghost. Relive the very first championship game, played indoors after a circus had visited, and famous games like the Ice Bowl. See the NFL at war, and meet some of the remarkable athletes who helped desegregate the league. Learn how the draft came into existence, and about the teams that strove for that almost impossible goal—a perfect season. Join seasoned sportswriter Fred Bowen and legendary illustrator James E. Ransome as they celebrate the fascinating evolution of America’s most popular sport.

Fred Bowen is the author of more than twenty children’s books about sports. For the past twenty years, he has written the KidsPost sports columnist in The Washington Post. Fred lives in Maryland with his family.

James E. Ransome’s highly acclaimed illustrations for Before She Was Harriet received the 2018 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor. His other award-winning titles include the Coretta Scott King winner The Creation; Coretta Scott King Honor Book Uncle Jed’s Barbershop; and Let My People Go, winner of the NAACP Image Award. He frequently collaborates with his wife, author Lesa Cline-Ransome. James is a professor and coordinator of the MFA Illustration Graduate Program at Syracuse University. He lives in New York’s Hudson River Valley region with his family.

Signed copies of Gridiron available, while supplies last.

Ages 8-12

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Gridiron: Stories from 100 Years of the National Football League Cover Image
By Fred Bowen, James E. Ransome (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781481481120
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - July 28th, 2020

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