Tuesday Book Release Day

Happy Tuesday! I’m still reading Christmas books, but I have a few new releases for you today. We give books as gifts on Christmas Eve in our house and these would be great for a sports fan and anyone who loves lasagna or reading books that make them laugh.

We all spent some time reading yesterday because it was raining and then snowing. And then Jack decided that he just couldn’t stay inside any longer.

We also watched the Captain Underpants Christmas special throughout the day. The boys really enjoyed it!

I Came As A Shadow by John Thompson

After three decades at the center of race and sports in America, the first Black head coach to win an NCAA championship makes the private public at last. Chockful of stories and moving beyond mere stats (and what stats! three Final Fours, four times national coach of the year, seven Big East championships, 97 percent graduation rate), Thompson’s book drives us through his childhood under Jim Crow segregation to our current moment of racial reckoning. We experience riding shotgun with Celtics icon Red Auerbach, and coaching NBA Hall of Famers like Patrick Ewing and Allen Iverson. How did he inspire the phrase “Hoya Paranoia”? You’ll see. And thawing his historically glacial stare, Thompson brings us into his negotiation with a DC drug kingpin in his players’ orbit in the 1980s, as well as behind the scenes of his years on the Nike board.
Thompson’s mother was a teacher who couldn’t teach because she was Black. His father could not read or write, so the only way he could identify different cements at the factory where he worked was to taste them. Their son grew up to be a man with his own life-sized statue in a building that bears his family’s name on a campus once kept afloat by the selling of 272 enslaved people. This is a great American story, and John Thompson’s experience sheds light on many of the issues roiling our nation. In these pages―a last gift from “Coach”―he proves himself to be the elder statesman whose final words college basketball and the country need to hear.
I Came As A Shadow
is not a swan song, but a bullhorn blast from one of America’s most prominent sons. Huddle up.

Garfield Goes Hog Wild by Jim Garfield

GO WHOLE HOG!
Yeehaw! When it comes to eating, Garfield—with his Texas-sized appetite—doesn’t hold back. It’s go big or go home! Fans of the tubby tabby will be in hog heaven as they pig out on this brand-new collection stuffed with comics!

If you are looking for more recent releases, check these out:
Tuesday Book Release Day, December 8, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, December 1, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, November 24, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, November 17, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, November 10, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, November 3, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, October 27, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, October 20, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, October 13, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, October 6, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, September 29, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, September 22, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, September 15, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, September 8, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, September 1, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, August 25, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, August 18, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, August 11, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, August 4, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, July 28, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, July 21, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, July 14, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, July 7, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, June 30, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, June 23, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, June 16, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, June 9, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, June 2, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, May 26, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, May 19, 2020

Happy reading! Have a great day full of sunshine and NEW books!

7 thoughts on “Tuesday Book Release Day

  1. rawsonjl says:

    I just love your Christmas Eve tradition. Our holiday season is always so busy trying to squeeze in all 4 sets of parents that we rarely have down town at home to relax.

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