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Andrew Maraniss

Sponsored by H. Newton Williams and Connie Crow

New York Times bestselling author Andrew Maraniss writes sports and history-related nonfiction, telling stories with a larger social message. His new book, "Games of Deception," tells the true story of the first U.S. Olympic basketball team at the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany.

His first book, "Strong Inside," received the Lillian Smith Book Award for civil rights and the RFK Book Awards’ Special Recognition Prize for social justice, becoming the first sports-related book ever to win either award. His Young Readers adaptation of "Strong Inside" was named one of the “Top Biographies for Youth” by the American Library Association. Andrew is a contributor to ESPN’s sports and race website,, and is a visiting author at the Vanderbilt University Athletic Department.

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Games of Deception
Children / Teens
Philomel Books
November 2019
ISBN 9780525514633
240 pages
$18.99, INSTORE
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Strong Inside comes the remarkable true story of the birth of Olympic basketball at the 1936 Summer Games in Hitler's Germany. More/less

Strong Inside
History / Biography
Vanderbilt University Press
December 2014
ISBN 9780399548345
272 pages
$17.99, INSTOCK
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A young readers edition of the New York Timesbestselling adult nonfiction book about the racism and obstacles faced by Perry Wallace, the first African American to play college basketball in the deeply segregated Southeastern Conference. More/less

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