A Most Beautiful Thing

The True Story of America’s First All-Black High School Rowing Team

Arshay Cooper

A Most Beautiful Thing book jacket

A Most Beautiful Thing is the moving true story of a group of young men growing up on Chicago’s West side who form the first all-black high school rowing team in the nation, and in doing so not only transform a sport, but their lives.

Uplifting and always enlightening . . . . This book is less about this specific sport than how that sport becomes transformative, empowering some kids, giving others a direction. Chicago Tribune

Now a documentary

Narrated by Common