A new boy at the local high school becomes an immediate star on the basketball team, and then comes out of the closet. That’s the plot of a new young adult sports book, The Sixth Man by John Feinstein, one of the leading writers on sports for youngsters and adults, in books and newspapers. Why this plot for his younger audience? And what does it say about the state of a fictional genre popular in America for more than 75 years? Feinstein will tell us what he learned from young adult sports book legends John R. Tunis and Clair Bee.