Colin Kaepernick and Eve L. Ewing for CHANGE THE GAME *VIRTUAL*
Loyalty is incredibly honored to welcome Colin Kaepernick and Eve L. Ewing for a virtual event celebrating Change the Game! This event is free to attend and will be held digitally via Crowdcast. **RSVPs for this event are now closed.** You can also order a copy of the book below before the event to be automatically added to the registration list, and there will be an option to snag the book during the event. **Plus, order your copy of Change the Game from Loyalty to receive a signed bookplate (while supplies last)!**
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ABOUT THE BOOK
Colin Kaepernick: Change the Game is an inspiring high school graphic novel memoir for readers 12 and up by co-authors Colin Kaepernick and Eve L. Ewing.
High school star athlete Colin Kaepernick is at a crossroads in life. Heavily scouted by colleges and MLB as a baseball pitcher, he has a bright future ahead of him as a highly touted prospect. Everyone from his parents to his teachers and coaches are in agreement on his future. Colin feels differently.
Colin isn’t excited about baseball. In the words of five-time all-star MLB player Adam Jones, “Baseball is a white man’s game.” Colin looks up to athletes like Allen Iverson: talented, hyper-competitive, unapologetically Black, and dominating their sports while staying true to themselves. College football looks a lot more fun than sleeping on hotel room floors in the minor leagues of baseball. But Colin doesn't have a single offer to play football. Yet.
This touching graphic novel explores the story of how a young change-maker learned to find himself and never compromise. How the right decision is very rarely the easy one, but taking the road less traveled can make all the difference in the world.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Colin Kaepernick is a New York Times bestselling author and Super Bowl quarterback who fights oppression globally. He founded the Know Your Rights Camp in 2016 to advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown people through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization, and the creation of new systems that elevate the next generation of change leaders. In 2019, he established Kaepernick Publishing to elevate a new generation of writers and creators through the development and publication of meaningful works of all genres with the focus of amplifying diverse views and voices. I Color Myself Different (April 2022), Kaepernick’s biographical picture book illustrated by Eric Wilkerson, was an instant New York Times and USA Today Bestseller. For more information, visit kaepernickpublishing.com.
Dr. Eve L. Ewing is a writer, scholar, and cultural organizer from Chicago. She is the award-winning author of four books: the poetry collections Electric Arches and 1919, the nonfiction work Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side, and a novel for young readers, Maya and the Robot. She is the co-author (with Nate Marshall) of the play No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks. She has written several projects for Marvel Comics, most notably the Ironheart series, and is currently writing Black Panther. Ewing is an associate professor in the Department of Race, Diaspora, and Indigeneity at the University of Chicago.
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