MINNEAPOLIS--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Football is the most popular and profitable sport in America. Millions of teenagers flock to the bleachers on Friday nights to cheer on their high school teams. But are the thrills worth the risks? That question is at the heart of Fourth Down and Inches: Concussions and Football’s Make-or-Break Moment, published by Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group.
Award-winning author Carla Killough McClafferty explores football’s impact—physical and emotional—on its youngest players, who frequently suffer from head injuries that can result in severe, permanent brain damage. The game as it's played today—subjecting players to intense physical battering with little regard for long-term health consequences—is sparking deep concerns from fans and insiders alike. A century ago, football faced a similar controversy and narrowly avoided becoming illegal. Can the game be saved a second time? Young sports fans will find a thought-provoking read in this timely, behind-the-scenes look at a sport in crisis.
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About the Author
Carla Killough McClafferty is the author of a number of award-winning books for young readers, including The Many Faces of George Washington: Remaking a Presidential Icon, Something Out of Nothing: Marie Curie and Radium, and In Defiance of Hitler: The Secret Mission of Varian Fry. Before becoming an author, McClafferty worked as a Registered Radiologic Technologist. She lives in Benton, Arkansas. Visit her online at www.carlamcclafferty.com.
About the Publisher
Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, creates high-quality fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults. For more information, visit www.lernerbooks.com or call 800-328-4929.
$20.95 Hardcover, Jacketed
96 Pages ● 9 3/4 x 9 3/4
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