Author(s): Michael Hyde
Ben and Noah play on opposing teams in a footy-obsessed town. They each dream of playing on the G - and this is their make or break season. Tensions rise as sledging goes too far. Will Noah lose his cool, and his chance, in the face of prejudice? Will Ben reject racism and forge his own path? Noah and Ben have the potential to play in the AFL. It's up to each of them whether they make it.
Michael Hyde has been writing for over 30 years - mainly for adolescents and YA. All Along the Watchtower was his memoir of the sixties in Australia. After 25 years as an English teacher Michael now lectures in Creative Writing, Sports Writing and Children's Literature at Victoria University and conducts writing workshops for students and teachers across Australia. More recently he appeared on the award-winning SBS 4 part documentary on ASIO, Persons of Interest. He has also begun work on another YA novel, Morrison and Mr Moore, about an unlikely friendship between a soon-to-retire school principal and a rebellious 17-year -old student.