Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


EC Native Wins Top Wisco Kids Book Award

Tom Giffey

Prolific author and Eau Claire native John Coy has been honored by the Wisconsin Library Association for his latest children’s book, Game Changer: John McLendon and the Secret Game. Last month, the WLA gave the book the 2016 Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla Award, which is presented annually “to the most distinguished work in literature written and/or illustrated by a Wisconsin book creator.” The book tells the real-life story of a secret basketball game between an all-white team from the Duke University Medical School and an all-black team from the North Carolina College of Negroes, coached by future hall-of-famer John McLendon. The game was played in 1944, when racial segregation made such a contest not only unheard of but also illegal. Coy, who grew up in Eau Claire and now lives in Minnesota, is the author of more than a dozen books for young people, most of them sports-related. Game Changer was illustrated by Randy Duburke and published by Carolrhoda Picture Books, an imprint of Lerner Publishing Group. To learn more about Coy and his work, visit johncoy.com.

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