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Woodlawn: One Hope. One Dream. One Way. By Todd Gerelds Mark Schlabach,

  • Title: Woodlawn: One Hope. One Dream. One Way.
  • Author: Todd Gerelds Mark Schlabach
  • ISBN: 9781501118067
  • Page: 186
  • Format: Paperback
  • This riveting true story of courage, strength, and football at the height of racial tension in Birmingham, Alabama, inspired the motion picture Woodlawn, and tells the story of Coach Tandy Gerelds, his running back Tony Nathan, and a high school football game that healed a city.Woodlawn is soon to be a major motion picture starring Jon Voight, Nic Bishop, and C Thomas HowThis riveting true story of courage, strength, and football at the height of racial tension in Birmingham, Alabama, inspired the motion picture Woodlawn, and tells the story of Coach Tandy Gerelds, his running back Tony Nathan, and a high school football game that healed a city.Woodlawn is soon to be a major motion picture starring Jon Voight, Nic Bishop, and C Thomas Howell.In the midst of violent, impassioned racial tensions in Birmingham, Alabama, new football coach, Tandy Gerelds, was struggling to create a winning football team at Woodlawn High School one of the last schools in Birmingham to integrate The team he was handed did not have the caliber of players he needed to win until he saw Tony Nathan run.But Tony was African American and Coach Gerelds knew that putting him in as running back would be like drawing a target on his own back and the back of his soon to be star player But Coach Gerelds saw something in Tony, and he knew that his decision to let him play was about than football It was about doing what was right for the school and the city.And soon, the only place in the city where blacks and whites got along was on Coach Gerelds s football team With the help of a new school chaplain, Tony learned to look beyond himself and realized that there was at stake than winning a game.In 1974, Coach Gerelds s interracial team made Alabama history drawing 42,000 fans into the stadium to watch them play It was this game that triggered the unity and support of the Woodlawn High School Colonels and that finally allowed a city to heal and taught its citizens how to love.
    Woodlawn One Hope One Dream One Way This riveting true story of courage strength and football at the height of racial tension in Birmingham Alabama inspired the motion picture Woodlawn and tells the story of Coach Tandy Gerelds hi

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    1. I graduated from West End High school in Birmingham, Alabama May 1963 at the height of racial war taking place in our city My class was the last that was all white at West End I joined the Army a few days after graduation on May 31, 1963 I was tired of all the racial tension I wasn t a racist, in fact one of my best friends was black George and I worked together at a local drug store delivering Rx to customers after school and on the weekends George, my black friend to blacks and I to whites We [...]

    2. It saddens me to rate this book so low Rest assured it is due to the writing, not the story I requested this book because I thought it might be a great story for me to share with my 12 year old son Not to brag too much , but he is a natural athlete who enjoys hard physical work and almost effortlessly shines in football and basketball I thought the story of the Woodlawn players dominating in their sport while overcoming prejudice and giving glory to God would be perfect for him And maybe it will [...]

    3. I enjoyed this book, but full disclosure I grew up in Birmingham, went to Woodlawn High School in the early 80 s and as a fan of Alabama football and Tony Nathan I was all in right from the start If you don t have any particular interest in either subject then this book might be a bit of a bore If that might be you, the film is probably a better option The story is somewhat similar to Remember the Titans with religion sprinkled on top Other than that, I likely would have rated higher than three [...]

    4. Birmingham born and raised I am proud, and both disappointed horrified, at my beloved city The book, Woodlawn, is a wonderful representation of my city and the South Inside, the reader will learn of the horrific acts committed during the time of racial tension and segregation A time that most of us do not like to reflect upon, bringing shame, even for those yet born The book will explore the strength of our faith in God, a strong aspect of the South How Christianity brought two sides together to [...]

    5. This true story of strength and courage is perfect for sport readers Football at height of racial times in Birmingham Alabama that inspired the movie the Woodlawn that tells a story about coach Tandy Gerelds along side running back Tony Nathan It tells about how a high school football game cured the whole city.

    6. This is a fantastic book about how Christianity changed players lives on one football team in Birmingham, Alabama Because the players gave their life to Jesus their season and their lives were changed forever This book is based on a true story.

    7. Great book This is than a story about football It is a great story of history, and using sports as way to bring people of all races together Highly recommend this book

    8. Great book Great read a wonderful story of what happens when God is allowed in our lives This story also shows what happened in the history of Birmingham Alabama.

    9. Chris KaneMs.PryleEnglish03 May 2017Woodlawn Darkness cannot drive out darkness only light can do that Hate cannot drive out hate only love can do that MLK In the middle of violent racial tensions in Birmingham, Alabama, new football coach, Tandy Gerelds, was struggling to create a winning football team at Woodlawn High School,one of the last schools in Birmingham to integrate The team he was handed did not have the caliber of players he needed to win until he saw Tony Nathan run.Tony was Africa [...]

    10. Tony Nathan is not just your everyday black boy Not only is he black but faces the many hard to bear obstacles that the times of the 1960 s and 1970 s throw at him Integration caused him to integrate into white schools where many of the students not only wholeheartedly disliked blacks but had true passion to make it extremely difficult for them With theses obstacles Tony took on additional challenges in order to pursue his hopes of being on sports teams Tony s coaches saw special qualities that [...]

    11. This was a really hard one for me because I wanted to love Woodlawn As a Christian, as a huge sports fan, this seemed right up my alley The problems are all over the place with this book The story bounces around so much that you start to wonder When was Woodlawn s magical season When did they finally win it all, win a state championship etc The answer essentially ends up being never really The story goes into detail about coaches and players and when they left Woodlawn and the the book finally b [...]

    12. Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC My Facebook feed has had a few recent mentions of this film, and it reminded me a bit of The Blind Side and even of Remember the Titans, so I was curious to check out this story.This one definitely has of a religious focus, as it s their Christian faith that helps the team pull together and the coaches to pull through the difficult times during the desegregation of Birmingham As a Christian myself, I can certainly appreciate the power of f [...]

    13. Okay, this is not my usual kind of book I m not a fan of football Sorry, I know this is a great sin since I live in Alabama, but that s the way it is This is the book on which a movie was based It is the true story about how a racially diverse football team came together to become a winning team in the 1970 s Woodlawn High School is down the road from where I lived then and now Thus the movie was fascinating because you got to see places you could recognize, and names you can remember if like me [...]

    14. This amazing, true story shows us an inside look at desegregation and how it affected the lives of the Woodlawn High School students It is told by the son of their late football coach, Tandy Gerelds The story is set in the deep south during a time when there were still segregated pools, drinking fountains, doctors, and restaurant seating When African American students began attending white schools, they experienced cruel racism and and joining the football team was considered unacceptable.We see [...]

    15. Thanks to the publisher and author for allowing me to read and review an advanced copy of this novel.This is a true story based on the life of Touchdown Tony, an African American who played on one of the first integrated high school football teams in Birmingham, Alabama I am a Christian, a huge college football fan, and from Alabama So this story meant so much to me It showed a negative side to the home that I love, but it also showed that through faith and love, even the most cynical can get pa [...]

    16. I bought this book at my local book store as I missed seeing the movie at my local theater, which I really wanted to see I thought what better way, read about the story I would say, part of me was disappointed as the story was not what I thought it to be Yet it is a good story There is a lot to keep track of some chapters go back in time again, which was a little confusing Overall I m glad I read the book Now I want to see the movie version.

    17. In the book woodlawn, a coach is delt with the problem in southern Alabama about racisim on his own team This insprational book was actually a true story because race was a really big problem in the southern states even after the martin luther king ressieme against racial segregation Coach Tandy Geralds and running back Tony Nathan help a broken city with racisim by introducing god and football

    18. This book was interesting to read because its the biography about my favorite player Tony Nathan The story is about how tony Nathan became the fast running back of the whole NFL In the beginning it tells me that was was happening in the 1965 s This book taught me that you always have to trust and believe God in case to accomplish the things you want to do in sports.

    19. Lots of hype and praise surrounding the movie based on this book and era of football in Birmingham However the book is choppy, doesn t flow well, and could have been so much I love the story but think this may be a rare occasion where the movie is better than the book.

    20. 3.5Enjoyed the book, but this is one of the rare occasions that I think the movie will actually be better than the book.

    21. I often try to read books before seeing the movie I don t mind differences between book and film But the book didn t connect to the movie promos I ve seen.

    22. Provides background to what happened at that time However, the way the book is written I am not a fan of that Tells of how Christ can impact a team and community.

    23. I was not a big fan of this book It was way about religion than sports and football The book is about preaching a lesson, than telling a good story about a good football coach and team.

    24. The true story of racial segregation in Alabama high school football and the man who helped to turn it around A little too much football talk and records for my taste.

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