EAGLE BLUE : A TEAM, A TRIBE, AND A HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SEASON IN ARTIC ALASKA
New York : Bloomsbury Pub. , Distributed by Holtzbrinck, c2006.
is the basketball team from Fort Yukon.
They live eight miles above the Arctic Circle. There are no roads leading to their village. Some of their families have to deal with poverty, alcoholism, and violence. One of the players says Fort Yukon is like a bucket of crabs: "If one crab gets a claw-hold on the edge... and starts to pull itself out, the others will reach up and grab it and pull it back down."
But theyíve got a coach who wonít quit and when these boys get onto the court, all the rest of it just goes away. Itís a great story about an underdog team, the unusual life they lead and the great basketball games they play.
Itís Eagle Blue: a team, a tribe, and a high school basketball season in Arctic Alaska
(Booktalk by Kirsten Edwards, King County Library System for the Evergreen YA Book Award, 2009)
Fort Yukon School (Fort Yukon, Alaska) -- History.
Fort Yukon Eagles (Basketball team) -- History.
Basketball -- Fort Yukon (Alaska) -- History.
Basketball -- Alaska -- Tournaments -- History.
Basketball players -- Biography.
Fort Yukon (Alaska) -- History.