Away Running (Paperback)

Away Running By David Wright, Luc Bouchard Cover Image
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Matt, a white quarterback from Montreal, Quebec, flies to France (without his parents' permission) to play football and escape family pressure. Freeman, a black football player from San Antonio, Texas, is in Paris on a school trip when he hears about a team playing American football in a rough, low-income suburb called Villeneuve-La-Grande. Matt and Free join the Diables Rouges and make friends with the other players, who come from many different ethnic groups. Racial tension erupts into riots in Villeneuve when some of their Muslim teammates get in trouble with the police, and Matt and Free have to decide whether to get involved and face the very real risk of arrest and violence.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781459810464
ISBN-10: 1459810465
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Publication Date: April 12th, 2016
Pages: 312
Language: English