• Title: Choice of Colours: The Pioneering African-American Quarterbacks Who Changed the Face of Football (Lorimer Recordbooks)
  • Author: John Danakas
  • Released: 2007-12-17
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 120
  • ISBN: 1550289934
  • ISBN13: 978-1550289930
  • ASIN: 1550289934
Review This book would make a great addition to a classroom/school library. The audience will empathize with the struggle these great athletes had to overcome to reach their dream. They will realize that dreams can come true if you are determined and are willing to overcome obstacles. (Anne Hatcher Resource Links - Volume 13, Number 3 )

"A book is like a garden carried in the pocket."


Chinese proverb

And I found the perfect pocketbook --Choice of Colours -- a snappy little 100-page pigskin paperback penned by Winnipeg's John Danakas. The director of public affairs at the University of Manitoba has crafted a children's book about "another era" in football -an era 50 years ago when "the NFL wasn't black quarterback friendly."

This captivating children's book is a gem for big kids, too.





(Cecilia Carter-Smith Hamilton Spectator )

Choice of Colours is a book that will likely appeal to younger football fans, and is a worthy read for older fans as well.

(Paul Garrison Paw Prints )

Danakas ... creates a very readable work that will appeal to sports enthusiasts and young social scientists. (Val Ken Lem Canadian Review of Materials, Vol. XIV, Number 12 ) --This text refers to the edition.

About the Author JOHN DANAKAS is the author of four children's novels, all published by Lorimer. Hockey Night in Transcona was an Ontario Silver Birch Award finalist. Curve Ball, Lizzie's Soccer Showdown, and Hockey Heroes are all Canadian Children's Book Centre "Our Choice" selections.

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