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The Secret Game by
This is a celebration of the ability of sports to transcend social taboos. Ellsworth documents the game-changing 1943 basketball competition between the North Carolina College for Negroes and all-white Duke University.
Why Football Matters by
Edmundson, an acclaimed essayist and author of Why Read?, uses his own rite of passage as a high school football player to showcase larger truths about the ways America's game shapes its men.