Mike Lupica, “the greatest sports writer for middle school readers" will be at An Unlikely Story to introduce his new book, LONE STARS, an uplifting story about role models, football, and tackling fear set in the heart of Friday Night Lights country.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Clay is a quarterback’s dream. When he zips across the field, arms outstretched waiting for the ball to sail into his hands there’s no denying him the catch. Like most Texans, Clay is never more at home than when playing football. And his coach, a former star player for the Dallas Cowboys, is just like a second father. But as football season kicks off, Clay begins to notice some odd behavior from his coach. The conclusion is painful, but obvious: Coach Walker is showing side effects of the many concessions he sustained during his playing days. As Clay’s season wears on, it becomes clear that the real victory will be to help his coach walk onto that famous star logo in the middle of Cowboys Field one last time—during a Thanksgiving Day ceremony honoring him and his former Super Bowl-winning teammates.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Mike Lupica has been called “the greatest sports writer for middle school readers.” He is the author of multiple bestselling books including HEAT, TRAVEL TEAM, MILLION-DOLLAR-THROW, THE UNDERDOGS, QB 1, FANTASY LEAGUE and FAST BREAK. As a sports columnist for New York’s Daily News and a weekly member of ESPN’s The Sports Reporters, which is televised nationally, he has proven he can write for and speak to sports fans of all ages.