In 1995, Mel Gibson produced, directed and starred in the Academy Award-winning epic “Braveheart.” In the movie, Gibson portrays a Scottish folk hero from the 13th century named William Wallace, known to his fellow countrymen as “Braveheart.”

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Basketball Not Mystery: New Grisham Novel Switches Course

John Grisham is an American novelist, attorney, politician, and activist. He is best known for his popular legal thrillers. However, his latest novel “Sooley” is set on a vastly different type of court, a basketball court. Samuel Sooleymon is a seventeen-year-old South Sudanese basketball player who receives the chance of a lifetime. He and his teammates are asked to play in a showcase basketball tournament in the United States. Sooleymon, Sooley for short, is an amazing athlete and this opportunity to be scouted by dozens of college coaches is a dream come true. During the tournament however, Sooley receives troubling news from home: a civil war is raging across South Sudan, his father is dead, his sister is missing, and his mother and two younger brothers are in a refugee camp. Sooley displays a fierce determination to succeed with one goal in mind to bring his family to America.


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