Playing Black,” a historical fiction novel, is now available for $4.99 as an e-book download at:

  • in multiple formats (use PDF for PCs)
  • for reading with the Kindle eBook reader
  • iBooks Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod (use iTunes, click on books)
  • for the Nook eBook reader


When a white, Manhattan, Kansas, high school junior volunteered as a guinea pig for a university research project, he had no idea he would become caught up in the conflict between old- and new-style basketball, a clash permeated with racism. Ken Tucker failed to make his high school team. But participating in a Kansas State University Athletic Department project to develop a perfect jump shot, he would fulfill his passion for the sport, even if it meant working longer hours at his part-time job and having fewer dates with the most famous girl in Kansas.

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