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A Most Beautiful Thing: The True Story of America's First All-Black High School Rowing Team Hardcover – June 30, 2020
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"Uplifting and always enlightening.... [A Most Beautiful Thing] is a coming-of-age story told with the benefit of adult insights and mature hindsight.... This book is less about this specific sport than how that sport becomes transformative, empowering some kids, giving others a direction."
"Cooper details how he and his teammates experienced racism and discrimination in the community around the boathouses the team traveled to and how they took a risk in trying a mostly all-white sport that had never seen anyone like them before―and how it ultimately transformed his life."
"Spirited... memorable... Engrossing a sports memoir but also relevant to any conversation about privilege and race."
"Here's all you need to know: "A Most Beautiful Thing" lives up to its name....Cooper masterly makes you feel a part of the team.... take their losses to heart. Be proud of the changes they've made... This is the feel-goodest of feel-good books, and you should have it now." ―The Bookworm
"I was immediately captivated. Arshay's writing evokes the emotional angst of teens growing up in the inner city of Chicago. It is a triumphant tale of overcoming odds, with the sport of rowing-―not the conventional football or basketball―as a catalyst to his and his crew's salvation. I wholeheartedly recommend Arshay's work and look forward to his future projects."
―Ron Stallworth, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Black Klansman
"Arshay’s remarkable story reminds us of the life-changing power of will over hopelessness, of belief over despair, and shows us what it looks like when we stop listening to demons and start honoring our own potential. This is the story of rising from the ashes stronger, faster, and focused ― not in spite of the circumstances of birth but because of them. Arshay’s refusal to let his life story be written for him is a testament to the resilience and beauty of the human spirit, and his eagerness to succeed, on the water and in life, is an inspiration."
―Elizabeth Gilbert, New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love and Big Magic
“One of the great strengths of the book is Cooper's voice; we get the prose of the grown-up Cooper, almost perfectly channeling the actions, thoughts and emotions of Cooper the teenager, juvenalia and all. Cooper is excellent in capturing the yearning of his younger self for something greater, and the process of living the effort and striving of getting there.”
"The sport made intense demands on the young men, requiring them to train hard, learn how to swim, and make countless sacrifices – including not reacting to the racist jeers from competitors and spectators. The experience turned a team of strangers into brothers and unleashed their potential. The book is as uplifting as its title suggests, and sections detailing the races are downright heart-pounding."
―The Christian Science Monitor
- Item Weight : 12.8 ounces
- Hardcover : 240 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1250754763
- ISBN-13 : 978-1250754769
- Product Dimensions : 6.42 x 0.93 x 9.54 inches
- Publisher : Flatiron Books (June 30, 2020)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #8,596 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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