Book Reviews

Black Brother, Black Brother [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Boy challenges school bully in exciting sports story.
By Jewell Parker Rhodes
(2020)
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Lu: Track, Book 4 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Heartfelt ending to award-winning series on sports and life.
By Jason Reynolds
(2018)
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The Playbook: 52 Rules To Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Dynamic collection of inspiring quotes, lessons from sports.
By Kwame Alexander
(2017)
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Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 13+
Uplifting memoir of teen Olympic medalist, ex-foster kid.
By Simone Biles, Michelle Burford
(2016)
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Booked [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 10+
Soccer player faces divorce, bullies in fast-paced novel.
By Kwame Alexander
(2016)
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Fast Break [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 10+
Inspiring and entertaining sports story for tweens.
By Mike Lupica
(2015)
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Roller Girl [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 8+
With girl power galore, graphic novel is great for tweens.
By Victoria Jamieson
(2015)
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Hit & Miss [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 8+
Young Jeter inches closer to his dreams in strong sequel.
By Derek Jeter, Paul Mantell
(2015)
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The Contract [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun tale of Jeter in Little League mixes action, messages.
By Derek Jeter, Paul Mantell
(2014)
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Baseball Is... [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 7+
Ode to America's pastime hits it out of the park.
By Louise Borden
(2014)
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Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 6+
Heartwarming true story of brothers and teammates.
By Audrey Vernick
(2012)
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Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 14+
Stunning investigation into sports mania has mature themes.
By H.G. Bissinger
(2000)
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Leverage [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 15+
Powerful, perhaps too-intense tale of sports bullying.
By Joshua C. Cohen
(2012)
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Best of the Best [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 10+
Tween baseball book provides tips for sports and friendship.
By Tim Green
(2011)
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Hothead [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 9+
Hit book teams baseball with lessons on character.
By Cal Ripken, Jr.
(2011)
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Baseball Great [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 9+
Clunky but taut story of Little League steroids.
By Tim Green
(2009)
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We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 9+
Amazing paintings + compelling history = a grand slam.
By Kadir Nelson
(2008)
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You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?! [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
A must for any baseball fan.
By Jonah Winter
(2009)
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Heat [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 9+
Engaging story about a pitching prodigy.
By Mike Lupica
(2006)
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Baseball Bob [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 4+
Kids will accept that a dinosaur plays baseball.
By William Joyce
(1999)
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