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Leverage Book 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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Hoops Book Poster Image
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age 14+
A hard-boiled depiction of life in the ghetto.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1981)
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Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream Book Poster Image
age 14+
Stunning investigation into sports mania has mature themes.
By H.G. Bissinger
(2000)
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Gym Candy Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Authentic look at high school football culture and drug use.
By Carl Deuker
(2007)
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Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance Book Poster Image
age 13+
Uplifting memoir of teen Olympic medalist, ex-foster kid.
By Simone Biles, Michelle Burford
(2016)
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Pop Book Poster Image
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Pop
age 12+
Complex story of football, friendship, and family secrets.
By Gordon Korman
(2009)
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Cover-up: Mystery at the Super Bowl Book Poster Image
age 11+
Suspenseful, satisfying sports mystery.
By John Feinstein
(2007)
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Million-Dollar Throw Book Poster Image
age 10+
Another Lupica sensitive dad/son sports story.
By Mike Lupica
(2009)
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The Batboy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Conversation starter for kids who look up to pro athletes.
By Mike Lupica
(2010)
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Best of the Best Book 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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Fast Break Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Inspiring and entertaining sports story for tweens.
By Mike Lupica
(2015)
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Booked Book 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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The Playbook: 52 Rules To Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life Book Poster Image
age 10+
Dynamic collection of inspiring quotes, lessons from sports.
By Kwame Alexander
(2017)
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Lu: Track, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Heartfelt ending to award-winning series on sports and life.
By Jason Reynolds
(2018)
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A Season of Comebacks Book Poster Image
age 9+
Girls in sports have been waiting for this book.
By Kathy Mackel
(1997)
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S.O.R. Losers Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Radical thinkers take on school sports.
By Avi
(1984)
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Heat Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Engaging story about a pitching prodigy.
By Mike Lupica
(2006)
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We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball Book Poster Image
age 9+
Amazing paintings + compelling history = a grand slam.
By Kadir Nelson
(2008)
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Baseball Great Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Clunky but taut story of Little League steroids.
By Tim Green
(2009)
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Hothead Book 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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