Now Reading: ALL RISE; The Remarkable Journey of Alan Page

  • Who: Eastview students
  • What: ALL RISE by Alan Page
  • When: 2:30 p.m. Friday, February 25, 2011
  • Where: Room C332
  • Also: Snacks will be provided
  • Why: Because, REAL MEN READ!

All Rise is the authorized biography of this remarkable man, a man who became a pioneer for his race without setting out to be one. He grew up in Canton, Ohio, in the shadow of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, into which he would later be inducted after his stellar NFL career. After leading Notre Dame to a national championship in 1966 and earning All-America honors, he became a first-round draft choice of the Minnesota Vikings in 1967. A six-time All-Pro for the Vikes, where he led the team to four conference titles, he was named the NFL’s MVP in 1971, the first defensive player (and one of only two in the 54 year history of the award) to be so honored.

Yet describing Alan Page only as a football player is to do him a great disservice.  It can be argued that his most important work began once he walked off the football field for the final time…and walked into a courtroom.  From private law practice to a stint in the Minnesota attorney general’s office to his historic election to the Minnesota Supreme Court, Page has made far more significant contributions from the bench than he did on the field.

Students – check with the Eastview Media Center and/or your local library to get a copy of this book.  You can also check your local bookseller or order your own copy online.

Get your copy of the book, read it, and then join us for snacks (my treat) and discussion on Friday, February 25th at 2:30 p.m. in Room C332. Why? Because REAL MEN READ!

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