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more than just a son

Children/Young Adult; General Fiction (including literary and historical); (Create)

Phillip Anderson, a former college football player who stands six feet eight inches tall, is appalled after catching his youngest son trying to copy ballet dancers on TV. He is inclined to believe that eight-year-old Brandon is displaying gay tendencies. Since Brandon shows remarkable athletic ability, Phillip encourages his young son to immerse himself in sports, which should direct him properly into manhood and away from being a “sissy-boy”. Over the years, Brandon develops into a celebrated high school and collegiate football player who goes on the win the Heisman trophy. This book delivers an insightful read of the complexities a father discovers and accepts about raising a gay son that becomes more than he ever realized he could become despite his understanding of the homophobic stereotype surrounding an athlete in the world of competitive high school and collegiate football.