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PW presents thought-provoking new "Soapbox" column by our author Fred Engh on his new memoir, MATCHSTICKS: An Education in Black & White (see below)

PW presents thought-provoking new "Soapbox" column by our author Fred Engh on his new memoir, MATCHSTICKS: An Education in Black & White (see below)

Posted: 2021/07/11

Garden City Park, NY: Only a few weeks after Shelf Awareness Pro ran a "Q&A"-style interview with him in their popular e-newsletter, our author and National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) founder Fred Engh has now seen a new article of his picked up by Publishers Weekly for their weekly "Soapbox" column that touches on the story at the heart of his new hardcover memoir Matchsticks: An Education in Black & White ($24.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0505-3).

The column, entitled "Friendship Lessons: An author recounts how attending an all-Black college in 1961 taught him more than he expected," is located on the back page of this week's PW issue (July 11, 2021) and you can also CLICK HERE to read the article online as well - or you can copy/paste the link below instead:

https://bit.ly/3B46epx

To see Fred's interview with The Golf Channel about his interesting story as one the first white students to attend an all-Black college in the early 1960s, you can either CLICK HERE or click the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ_d6P3lEds

Matchsticks
has been declared "thought-provoking" (Kirkus Reviews); "filled with heartening moments" (Medium.com); "warmly accessible" (Grady Harp, top reviewer); a "fascinating fish-out-of-water account" (Publishers Weekly); and "an inherently impressive and inspiring life story" (Midwest Book Review) with other reviews expected in the coming weeks.

Be sure to read Matchsticks: An Education in Black & White by Fred Engh with Jann Seal, available now.


Matchsticks

The year was 1961, a year marking the start of the racial unrest that would last throughout the decade. Living in a trailer camp in Maryland with his wife and children, Fred’s future seemed bleak—that is, until he heard a college football coach being interviewed on a local radio show talking about becoming a Physical Education teacher. The coach’s words would inspire him enough to register at ...
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