Lessons of the Game by Diane Gonzales Bertrand

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Popular young-adult author Diane Gonzales Bertrand has scored a touchdown with this story of student teacher Kaylene Morales and her surprise reunion with Alex Garrison, now coach and fellow instructor at Leon Creek High School. While becoming immersed in enjoyable scenes of football games, pizza dinners, and school parties, they may find themselves pondering such dilemmas as the conflicts between athletic and academic demands and between professional duties and personal aspirations.

About Diane Gonzales Bertrand

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Diane Gonzales Bertrand is a native of San Antonio, Texas, and teaches writing at St. Mary's University where she is Writer in Residence.
Published February 1, 1999 by Arte Publico Pr. 192 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Romance. Fiction

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A new student teacher and a young San Antonio high school football coach score “a touchdown for love” in this steamy but decorous romance.

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There are more surprises in store for the protagonist than for readers, who will never doubt for a moment that the dedicated teacher will find a way to reach her students and win her man despite his busy coaching schedule (""She felt a deep competition with a hard-hearted wench she called footbal...

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