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August Publications: Raye of Light Book Cover

To tell the story about Jimmy Raye, one of the first black quarterbacks in the Big Ten and a central part of the integration of college football, author Tom Shanahan set out to delve deep in preparation for the 50th anniversary of Raye's accomplishments. For a story of grit, challenge, and determination, an early image of Raye with coach Duffy Daugherty served as the backdrop for a visual play on words. Since the book was slated both for print and e-readers, the title lettering made the book easy to read, even as a small thumbnail.