Tommy Greenwald

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Biography

Tommy Greenwald’s Game Changer is on 15 state lists, was an Amazon Best Book of the Month, a YALSA top ten pick, and a Junior Library Guild Premier Selection. Greenwald is also the author of the Crimebiters! and Charlie Joe Jackson series, among many other children’s books. He is the Co-Founder of Spotco Advertising and the lyricist and co-bookwriter (with Andrew Lippa) of John & Jen, an off-Broadway musical. To read more, visit TommyGreenwald.com.

 


Schedule

Streaming November 14
Discussion
2021 Louisiana Young Reader Choice Award Honor Book: Game Changer
with Tommy Greenwald and Megan Thomas
(Ages 10 to 14)


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Game Changer

A mysterious football accident sends a high school reeling in this award-winning multimedia-format novel from Tommy Greenwald

Thirteen-year-old Teddy Youngblood is in a coma, fighting for his life after an unspecified football injury at training camp. His family and friends flock to his bedside to support his recovery—and to discuss the events leading up to the tragic accident. Was this the inevitable result of playing a violent sport, or did something more sinister happen on the field that day?

Told in an innovative multimedia format combining dialogue, texts, newspaper articles, interview transcripts, an online forum, and Teddy’s inner thoughts, Game Changer explores the joyous thrills and terrifying risks of America’s most popular sport.

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