Kneel by Candace Buford
Publisher Information: Inkyard Press; Original edition 2021
For guys like Russell Boudreaux, football is the only way out of their small town. As the team’s varsity tight end, Rus has a singular goal: to get a scholarship and play on the national stage. But when his best friend is unfairly arrested and kicked off the team, Rus faces an impossible choice: speak up or live in fear.
Desperate for change, Rus kneels during the national anthem. In one instant, he falls from local stardom and becomes a target for hatred. But he’s not alone. With the help of his best friend and an unlikely ally, Rus will fight for his dreams, and for justice.
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Links of Interest:
Author Website: https://candacebuford.squarespace.com/
Author Interview: https://youtu.be/BBmxSlaEAxo
Discussion Guide: https://www.bookclubbish.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Kneel-by-Candace-Buford_Discussion-Guide.pdf
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