Muck City: Winning and Losing in Football’s Forgotten Town

By Bryan Mealer. illus. Crown Archetype, $25 (9780307888624).


Mealer spent the 2010 football season with the Red Raiders of Belle Glade, Florida, and the team’s head coach, NFL veteran Jessie Hester, in this Friday Night Lights–like story of triumph over adversity.




Awards Won

Title Year
Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults
Selected by the Books for Youth editors, the following titles comprise the year’s best personal reading for teenagers among adult books published in 2006. More on each book’s content and suggested audience can be found in the full-length Booklist review.
2012 - Selection(s)