Based on more than eighty interviews, STRONG INSIDE: PERRY WALLACE AND THE COLLISION OF RACE AND SPORTS IN THE SOUTH is a fast-paced, richly detailed biography of Perry Wallace, the first African American basketball player in the SEC. Digging deep beneath the surface to reveal a more complicated and profound story of sports pioneering than we've come to expect from the genre, Perry Wallace's unusually insightful and honest introspection reveals his inner thoughts throughout his journey. STRONG INSIDE is the first book by Andrew Maraniss. The son of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author David Maraniss and trailblazing environmentalist Linda Maraniss, Andrew was born in Madison, Wis., grew up in Washington, D.C. and Austin, Texas and now lives in Brentwood, Tenn., with his wife Alison, and their two young children. Books will be provided by A Cappella Books.