This nonfiction selection, part biography and part sports history, is the inspirational story of Perry Wallace, an outstanding African-American basketball player from Tennessee who, in 1966, signed to play college ball at Vanderbilt University – the first black player in the SEC.  The racism that was prevalent in the South during the years of the rise of the civil rights movement was experienced by Wallace, even from his own teammates and coaches, yet his determination to succeed on and off the court remained strong.  A testimony to self-discipline and hard work, this book will inform and inspire readers 11+.