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Crossing the Line: A Fearless Team of Brothers and the Sport That Changed Their Lives Forever



by
Kareem Rosser

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Macmillan
Imprint
St. Martin's Press (Adult)
ISBN
9781250270863
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Language: Strong Language , Language: Racial or Ethnic Epithet/Slur , Violence: Gun Violence , Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Drug Use/Abuse , Violence: Death , Violence: General , Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism
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Sports High

An inspiring memoir of defying the odds from Kareem Rosser, captain of the first all-black squad to win the National Interscholastic Polo championship. "Crossing the Line will not just leave you with hope, but also ideas on how to make that hope transferable” (New York Times bestselling author Wes Moore).

Born and raised in West Philadelphia, Kareem thought he and his siblings would always be stuck in “The Bottom”, a community and neighborhood devastated by poverty and violence. Riding their bicycles through Philly’s Fairmount Park, Kareem’s brothers discover a barn full of horses. Noticing the brothers’ fascination with her misfit animals, Lezlie Hiner, founder of The Work to Ride stables, offers them their escape: an after school job in exchange for riding lessons.

What starts as an accidental discovery turns into a love for horseback riding that leads the Rossers to discovering their passion for polo. Pursuing the sport with determination and discipline, Kareem earns his place among the typically exclusive players in college, becoming part of the first all-Black national interscholastic polo championship team—all while struggling to keep his family together.Note to the reader. Appendix: Rules of polo.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Language: Strong Language , Language: Racial or Ethnic Epithet/Slur , Violence: Gun Violence , Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Drug Use/Abuse , Violence: Death , Violence: General , Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

304

Trim Size

9 3/10" x 6"

Dewey

B

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Mar 2021

Book Genres

Autobiography/Biography, Sports

Topics

Kareem Rosser. African American polo players. US polo players. Biography. Brothers. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Military school. Horses. Sports and recreation. 

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