Call Me by My Name

Call Me by My Name From former football star and bestselling author John Ed Bradley comes a searing look at love life and football in the face of racial adversity Heartbreaking says Laurie Halse Anderson author of S

  • Title: Call Me by My Name
  • Author: John Ed Bradley
  • ISBN: 9781442497931
  • Page: 338
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From former football star and bestselling author John Ed Bradley comes a searing look at love, life, and football in the face of racial adversity Heartbreaking, says Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak.Growing up in Louisiana in the late 1960s, Tater Henry has experienced a lot of prejudice His town is slow to desegregate and slower still to leave behind deep seatedFrom former football star and bestselling author John Ed Bradley comes a searing look at love, life, and football in the face of racial adversity Heartbreaking, says Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak.Growing up in Louisiana in the late 1960s, Tater Henry has experienced a lot of prejudice His town is slow to desegregate and slower still to leave behind deep seated prejudice.Despite the town s sensibilities, Rodney Boulett and his twin sister Angie befriend Tater, and as their friendship grows stronger, Tater and Rodney become an unstoppable force on the football field That is, until Rodney sees Tater and Angie growing closer, too, and Rodney s world is turned upside down Teammates, best friends Rodney s world is threatened by a hate he did not know was inside of him.As the town learns to accept notions like a black quarterback, some changes may be too difficult to accept.

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    1. Review also found at kristineandterri/I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. The expected publication date is May 6 2014.I will start by saying that it appears this story is marketed for the YA audience however I feel that this is a story that has appeal to a much greater audience. I am someone who is beyond the YA age yet I found this story beautiful and haunting to an extent and I feel that there is success for this story in [...]

    2. Football, friendship, love, hate, prejudice John, introduce readers to the lives of Tater Henry and Rodney Boulet. Tater and Rodney met on a summer day in 1965 when Tater came to the white park to try out for baseball. Uneducated about the invisible racial line separating the two parts of town, Rodney saved him from further harm from the white players who wished to educate him about it. It took four more years until their paths crossed permanently, and they soon became inseparable friends. Angie [...]

    3. Rodney plays just about every sport growing up in the south in the 1960s. He repeatedly comes across Tater Henry, a boy who tries to play baseball in the white park in 1965 and is chased off. The two are friendly enough, and when the black school is closed and all of the students sent to Rodney's high school, he's glad to finally be able to be on a team with Tater. Things don't go smoothly, even as the 1970s approach, and black players are given less prominent spots on the team, even though the [...]

    4. The book "Call me by my name", by John Ed Bradley is a good book and here is why if you like history, and sports you should read this book. Tater Henry is a young African American growing up in a predominantly white southern town, His mom has an illness that requires her to be in a nursing home and his dad is out of the picture, so he lives with his aunt, who has raised him so that he doesn't give anyone reasons to dislike him. Rodney Boulet is a star linebacker for the high school football team [...]

    5. This is a relationship book with the appearance of a sports book. It's really about racial relationships in Louisiana in the early 1970's. The sports are just a vehicle for Rodney and Tater to become friends. It would definitely be appealing to kids who liked the movie Remember the Titans. The friendship between Rodney, Tater, and Julie is complicated and touching without being too sentimental. I think that stems from having the male twin as the narrator. I have two complaints about the cover ar [...]

    6. “We can't help who we love.”☆4 stars☆Ever since Plessy V. Ferguson, segregation was legal, the key phrase "seperate but equal" being used to justify it. Tater Henry is an African American teenager living in Louisiana during the 1960s, around the civil rights era. Stumbling upon a baseball field full of white boys, they immediately get him to leave. One white boy, Rodney Boulett, befriends Tater. Soon, Rodney's sister, Angie, becomes his friend as well. With segregation slowly coming to a [...]

    7. Looking for an awesome historical fiction novel with dynamic characters? Check out this title! Set in the late 1960's and early 1970's, this book tells the story of young, white Rodney Boulet, a small-town boy from Louisiana. As desegregation becomes mandatory, Rodney befriends Tatum "Tater" Henry, a black teen with big dreams to play quarterback in the NFL. The two easily develop a strong relationship on and off the football field. Rodney realizes his friend is treated unfairly because of his s [...]

    8. 1. The cover doesn't do this book justice. 2. The books structure is just a tad bit different (only 5 chapters then almost vignettes within the chapters), and the way it is structured adds urgency. 3. It is heartbreaking. 4. It is more than a sports book.

    9. I am not generally the kinda person to pick up a book about football. Scratch that, I'm not the kinda person to pick up any book about sports. It's nothing against sports or the people who like them, but sports have never been my thing. I don't like to watch them or talk about them. And I certainly don't like to read about them. However, this book is on the Eliot Rosewater nominee list for 2017, so it means it's also on my must read list. It's actually one of the last books I had to finish off t [...]

    10. I enjoyed reading the book “Call Me by My Name”. While reading “Call Me by My Name”, it reminded me what it was like living back then with all the controversy about integration. One thing I liked about the book was how Tater and Rodney didn’t care what everyone else and Rodney’s Dad thought about them being friends. It really inspired me to stick up for others because nowadays kids don’t usually do that for one another. Another reason why I thought this book was fantastic is it had [...]

    11. John Ed Bradley tells the story of Tater Henry, a star African American athlete in the newly integrated south. He's a star baseball player and promising football player, but he wants to play quarterback. Upon receiving the opportunity, he never looks back! But, being a star athlete isn't enough to allow his everyone in his community to accept him; nor is it enough to make it ok for him to date his best friend Rodney's sister, a girl who just so happens to be white. While Rodney has never had a p [...]

    12. I don't even know where to start with this review. I loved this book from the start and it just got better as I read. The ending had me in tears while I sat at my desk at work, I was so invested in the characters.Told by Rodney Boulet (pronounced "boo-lay"), the story follows him from childhood into teenager-dom along with twin sister Angie and black best friend Tater Henry. Starting in the 1960s post-segregation, Rodney and Angie met Tater Henry and the friendship blossomed quickly. But as they [...]

    13. Great example of accessible historical fiction. Lots of sports, and a very conflicted young man who can't reconcile the attitudes of 1960s Louisiana and his friendship with Tater.

    14. In 1969 the small-town where Rodney Boulet and his twin sister Angie live is finally desegregating its schools. A lot of white families have chosen to send their children elsewhere, but not the Boulets. Through sports, Rodney befriends Tater Henry. Tater and Rodney and Angie become inseparable. But not everyone in town is happy seeing the three become close, especially when things between Angie and Tater seem like they could get even closer. This is one of those Civil Rights era stories penned b [...]

    15. Rodney Boulet is an all around athlete. He plays baseball and Football. Rodney has twin sister, Angie, who is on a swimming team. Rodney’s life is pretty easy but his world is shaken up when a black kid (Tater Henry) shows up to his baseball teams tryouts. Rodney slowly grows closer to Tater and he also starts to see how colored people were treated first hand. Rodney’s idea of black people starts to change, but when he realizes that Tater and Angie are getting really close, his mentality on [...]

    16. The book Call Me By My Name by John Ed Bradley is an amazing book to read. This book is heartbreaking, drama filed, historically great, and sports entertainment filled. This book makes you feel some type of way after reading the story of Tater Henry and Rodney Boulet. John Ed Bradley wrote this book well. The book is about history. The book switches between three different character's perspective. The three different characters are Angie, Rodney, and Tater. The book takes place in the late 1960 [...]

    17. Football in Louisana is almost a religion, and it wasn't any different in the 1970's. Something was different in the 70's though. As a southern state, Louisana still wasn't fully on board with desegregation. Rodney Boulet and his twin sister Angie grew up in a small town where mixing blacks and whites still wasn't an accepted idea.Rodney met Tater Henry on the baseball field when the two played Little League. When Tater, a young black player, boldly stepped on the field, not everyone was thrille [...]

    18. FIRST THOUGHTS:I'm still reeling a bit from this, but wow. It definitely makes a statementVIEW:I hadn't heard of Call Me By My Name before it appeared in the mail one day. Reading the summary made me curious, and so, I decided to give this novel a chance. Is it a new favorite? Not particularly. But did I like it? Actually, yes, there are definitely things about it I did like. All in all, I'd say it was an average read.Though it didn't leave much of a mark on me, Call Me By My Name is by no means [...]

    19. This book was amazing. This white boy Rodney is battling with himself bc his best friend Tater is black so he loves Tater but then Tater falls in love with Rodney's sister Angie and Rodney isnt okay with it at all because interracial couples are unheard of and can cause his family to be alienated. Rodney has to admit to himself at one point that he was acting racist. Set in the 70's in racist America this book is heartbreaking. But so fucking good and worth the read. I love the scene where rodne [...]

    20. The year is 1969 and Tater Henry’s town is slow to desegregate and leave deep-seated prejudices behind. The town has never seen a black quarterback before, and some folks around town don’t think they’re ready now, despite Tater’s obvious athleticism. Rodney Boulett and his twin sister Angie befriend Tater and as their friendship grows stronger, Tater and Rodney form a special bond on the football field. Together, they are unstoppable. Everything Rodney knows to be true from his upbringin [...]

    21. Today black guys make up 68% of the NFL, up from 0% in 1946 when African-American Marion Motley joined a "white" football team. How many individual challenger's stories created the big change in America? In John Ed Bradley's Call Me By My Name, teenager Tater Henry crossed the racial fence in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1965 to play sports and never looked back. The white folks who met him went through the washer changing their minds from the way it was to the way it is now.Bradley offers insightf [...]

    22. This book is slow, and confusing, but you still read it. The book has a very moral lesson of this book, that not only is noticed to one part of the story but throughout the entire book. The writing in my opinion is great, just confusing to understand. The book is actually a VERY good drawn out book. The fact that the book is slow makes you get bored, but right when you get bored, something interesting happens to keep you interested. The moral story of this book is great. The fact that it's based [...]

    23. This is definitely worth a read. If only the last 15 pages or so didn't exist Also, it REALLY needs a better cover.After Rodney Boulet steps in to stop a group of kids from hurting Tater, their paths keep crossing. Rodney isn't quite sure why he, as a white kid, stopped the others from hurting Tater, a black boy. When integration starts forcing Rodney and Tater on to the same sports teams and the same high school, they become close. Rodney is forced to confront some ugly truths about his beliefs [...]

    24. I was a little wary about reading this only because I knew it dealt with sports, and anyone who knows me knows that, well, I am not exactly the sporty type. I cringe knowing that baseball season lasts as long as it does. My eyes cross whenever I try to figure out golf. And I just about get up and leave the room whenever a hockey game hits the screen. (For same strange reason, however, I will watch boxing.)Call Me By My Name is not a sports book. It’s not a boy book. It’s not a sports book fo [...]

    25. This is one of the better books I have read. My only complaint about the whole book is the pace. At points it would go slow and explain important parts. At other parts that I thought were important, I thought it would skim through and not give a complete explanation. Also, the book was structured differently than most books. There were only 5 chapters within the 265 page book and it seemed that a new chapter would begin once the book would flash forward a year or more.However, the author did do [...]

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