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The Resource A most beautiful thing : the true story of America's first all-black high school rowing team, Arshay Cooper

A most beautiful thing : the true story of America's first all-black high school rowing team, Arshay Cooper

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A most beautiful thing : the true story of America's first all-black high school rowing team
Title
A most beautiful thing
Title remainder
the true story of America's first all-black high school rowing team
Statement of responsibility
Arshay Cooper
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Language
eng
Summary
"Now a documentary narrated by Common, produced by Grant Hill, Dwyane Wade, and 9th Wonder, from filmmaker Mary Mazzio The moving true story of a group of young men growing up on Chicago's West side who form the first all-black high school rowing team inthe nation, and in doing so not only transform a sport, but their lives. Growing up on Chicago's Westside in the 90's, Arshay Cooper knows the harder side of life. The street corners are full of gangs, the hallways of his apartment complex are haunted byjunkies he calls "zombies" with strung out arms, clutching at him as he passes by. His mother is a recovering addict, and his three siblings all sleep in a one room apartment, a small infantry against the war zone on the street below. Arshay keeps to himself, preferring to write poetry about the girl he has a crush on, and spends his school days in the home-ec kitchen dreaming of becoming a chef. And then one day as he's walking out of school he notices a boat in the school lunchroom, and a poster that reads "Join the Crew Team". Having no idea what the sport of crew is, Arshay decides to take a chance. This decision to join is one that will forever change his life, and those of his fellow teammates. As Arshay and his teammates begin to come together to learn how to row--many never having been in water before--the sport takes them from the mean streets of Chicago, to the hallowed halls of the Ivy League. But Arshay and his teammates face adversity at every turn, from racism, gang violence, and a sport that has never seen anyone like them before. A Most Beautiful Thing is the inspiring true story about the most unlikely band of brothers that form a family, and forever change a sport and their lives for the better"--
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Biography type
autobiography
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Cooper, Arshay
Dewey number
  • 797.12/30977311
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Cooper, Arshay
  • Manley High School (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Rowing
  • Rowers
  • African American high school students
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Chicago (Ill.)
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A most beautiful thing : the true story of America's first all-black high school rowing team, Arshay Cooper
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Publication
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Originally published under title Suga water. Minneapolis, MN : Wise Ink Creative Pub., 2015
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BK0026111184
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Flatiron Books edition
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9781250754769
Lccn
2020010721
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
A most beautiful thing : the true story of America's first all-black high school rowing team, Arshay Cooper
Publication
Note
Originally published under title Suga water. Minneapolis, MN : Wise Ink Creative Pub., 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BK0026111184
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Flatiron Books edition
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9781250754769
Lccn
2020010721
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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