We Matter

Athletes and Activism
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (11.25 hours)
Product Number: Z14265
Released: Jun 26, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781501997563
Narrator/s: Julian Thomas
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Featuring interviews by former NBA player Etan Thomas with over fifty athletes, executives, media figures, and more--and interwoven with essays and critiques by Thomas--We Matter shares the personal tales and opinions of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Russell, Dwyane Wade, Russell Westbrook, Steve Kerr, Oscar Robertson, Mark Cuban, Michael Bennett, Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose, Swin Cash, Alonzo Mourning, Chris Webber, Jemele Hill, Anquan Boldin, Jamal Crawford, Juwan Howard, Ray Jackson, Shannon Sharpe, James Blake, John Carlos, Laila Ali, Michael Eric Dyson, Joakim Noah, Eric Reid, Adam Silver, Soledad O'Brien, John Wall, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, Bradley Beal, Tamika Catchings, Curtis Conway, Harry Edwards, Chris Hayes, Chamique Holdsclaw, Scoop Jackson, Bomani Johnes, Shaun King, Jimmy King, Ted Leonsis, Thabo Sefolosha, Ilyasah Shabazz, Torrey Smith, Kenny Smith, Michael Smith, David West, Michael Wilbon, Jahvaris Fulton (brother of Trayvon Martin), Emerald Snipes (daughter of Eric Garner), Allysza Castile (sister of Philando Castile), Valerie Castile (mother of Philando Castile), and Dr. Tiffany Crutcher (sister of Terence Crutcher). This volume will be an inspiration for many different people: sports junkies; young readers who need words of encouragement from their favorite athletes; parents seeking positive messages for their children; activists who want to hear athletes using their voices to address social justice; and schools that need motivational material for their students.

Author(s): Etan Thomas
Imprint: Griot Audio


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We Matter
Product Number: BX00070912
Product Number:Z14265
Product Number:CF0678

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Author(s): Etan Thomas
Narrator(s): Julian Thomas
Product Number CF0678
Released: Jul 24, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781501997457

Professional reviews

"Narrator Julian Thomas delivers this manifesto on why athletes have the right to a voice on social issues and why their activism is necessary in the face of today's injustices. Author Etan Thomas, a former basketball player, weaves together his personal experiences and verbatim interviews with more than 50 athletes. Thomas narrates with clarity, bringing gravitas to the many people interviewed. His serious and deep tone fits the weighty subject matter, which includes police shootings and other racially charged incidents. Both author and narrator reflect the athletes' dignity and shed light on what motivates some to speak up. M.B. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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