Book ‘Across the River’ by Kent Babb

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Life, Death, and Football in an American City
On the west bank of the Mississippi lies the New Orleans neighborhood of Algiers. Short on hope but big on dreams, its mostly poor and marginalized residents find joy on Friday nights when the Cougars of Edna Karr High School take the field. For years, this football program has brought glory to Algiers, winning three consecutive state championships and sending dozens of young men to college on football scholarships. Although he is preparing for a fourth title, head coach Brice Brown is focused on something else: keeping his players alive. An epidemic of gun violence plagues New Orleans and its surrounding communities and has claimed many innocent lives, including Brown’s former star quarterback...
Publisher: HarperOne (August 10, 2021)  Hardcover: ‎384 pages  ISBN-13: 978-0062950598  Dimensions:‎ 6 x 1.25 x 9 inches

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