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Friday night lights [electronic resource] : A Town, a Team, and a Dream. H.G Bissinger.

Bissinger, H.G. (Author).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2004.

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Summary, etc.: Return once again to the timeless account of the Permian Panthers of Odessa--the winningest high-school football team in Texas history. Odessa is not known to be a town big on dreams, but the Panthers help keep the hopes and dreams of this small, dusty town going. Socially and racially divided, its fragile economy follows the treacherous boom-bust path of the oil business. In bad times, the unemployment rate barrels out of control; in good times, its murder rate skyrockets. But every Friday night from September to December, when the Permian High School Panthers play football, this West Texas town becomes a place where dreams can come true. With frankness and compassion, H. G. Bissinger chronicles a season in the life of Odessa and shows how single-minded devotion to the team shapes the community and inspires--and sometimes shatters--the teenagers who wear the Panthers' uniforms.
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 6
UG/Upper grades (9th-12)
8 ATOS Level
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Da Capo Press, 2004. Requires .
Subject: Nonfiction.
Sports & Recreations.
Genre: Electronic books.

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