Rapid Ray: The Story Ray Lewis (Paperback)
The Story Ray Lewis
Tundra Books (NY), 9780887766121, 160pp.
Publication Date: September 10, 2002
"Rapid Ray" is far more than a sports autobiography; it is as much a history of one man's battle for equality as it is a history of Olympic-level track. Throughout his long life he is now in his nineties Ray Lewis has fought discrimination not only in sports, but in every walk of life.
About the Author
John Cooper first wrote about Rapid Ray Lewis in his adult book, "Shadow Running." He also co-wrote and edited " ""My Name s Not George." "Rapid Ray: The Story of Ray Lewis" is a book for younger readers which is both a social history and a book about running.
John Cooper lives in Whitby, Ontario with his wife and three children."
Praise For Rapid Ray: The Story Ray Lewis…
“While sports fans will find the story eminently readable for its tale of victory, they’ll also find here a depth of wisdom that’s not usually associated with sports writing…This is a rewarding read and, with a chronology and index, it’s a most welcome and much needed addition to black Canadian history for children.”
–Deirdre Baker, The Toronto Star
“…it is fascinating to read about Lewis’s experiences…Rapid Ray is definitely worth reading.”
–Canadian Children’s Book News